"Will You?" is one of 12 songs from the soundtrack of the 1980 film Breaking Glass
, which featured an unknown Hazel O'Connor in the lead role. In spite of her apparent inexperience, she was also commissioned to compose the soundtrack. "Will You?" is the odd one out, both in style and because it was not actually written for the film.
In her 1981 autobiography
, O'Connor explained that she penned it a long time before the film and that it was "not the kind of material I sang at gigs. If you are a support band you cannot get away with a piece like that". She sounds as though she is ashamed of this hauntingly beautiful ballad, but this is a song that anyone from George Michael to Neil Diamond would have been proud to have written.