The Pop Idol champion is currently preparing to release his new album Echoes on August 21 and claimed that he is excited to be releasing new material again after three years.
Young told Music Week: "I don't feel like I have been on a break. I have done four or five tours, summer shows, festivals and theatre.
"But someone came up to me the other week and said, 'You look like Olly Murs' and I said to my friend, 'I've got to get this record out quickly'."
The 32-year-old has teamed up with Richard X for his new single 'Jealousy', saying that he wanted to work with the producer after hearing his work with Steve Mason last year.
Young said: "I really wanted to get the voice and the performance closer to how it is live and I really liked what Richard did with Steve Mason... if I went with someone obvious it would take away from what I wanted to do. So I wrote Richard a note."
Richard X - real name Richard Philips - explained: "We've been so close to it and driven mad with detail but we're enjoying the songs as much as when we started. It's quite different for Will, but still Will."
Young recently announced plans to embark on UK headline tour later this year.
> Will Young unveils 'Echoes' album cover
Listen to Will Young's new single 'Jealousy' below: