Gary Barlow told the story of the song on his website
: "We were all at Rob (Williams)'s house in LA, we were spending a week there getting Progressed
as finished as possible before tour rehearsals started. We were invited to see a screening from an English director to a film called The 3 Musketeers
. We'd been to see X-Men
only a few days earlier and wondered if one film was enough! We went along anyway and all loved it. The superwarm and beautiful 3D gave us all a directional idea. To retreat back to acoustic guitars, strings and piano for a song!!! We went up to Rob's and got cracking. By the end of the day we had 'Young.' We demoed and took it home for Stuart Price to start work. We did guitars, piano and kit at my studio while Stuart worked on the synths. We also spent ages doing lots of vocals to give it one last try at being a boy band! It feels like a hint to where TT land when approaching their next studio album. Back to real instruments with less tempo and lyrics with an emotion edge."