Yungblud has shared a new version of his recent single, “Don’t Feel Like Feeling Sad Today”.
The original take on the track, which was released last month, was a short and upbeat pop-rock song. However, the latest version the artist (real name Dominic Harrison) has shared, dubbed the “sad version”, is notably more downbeat than the original version and sees Yungblud strumming an acoustic guitar in a black and white video. You can watch the clip below.
In a press release, Yungblud previously explained that he wrote the song “to help me stand up”, declaring that, “To me, this song is what happiness feels like. A defiant sort of happiness. Looking at yourself in the mirror and telling the sadness to f_k off and come back another day.
“I wanted this song to be a little part of someone’s day. No matter what they’re going through, they can put this on and feel a bit stronger today. That’s the vision; that’s the dream.”
“Don’t Feel Like Feeling Sad Today” is the third single to come from Harrison’s new album as Yungblud – the eponymous record is set to land on September 2 via Locomotion/Geffen – following the release of “The Funeral” in March and the Willow-assisted “Memories” last month.
Speaking to NME recently, Harrison said the album was simply titled Yungblud as an act of self-empowerment. He explained: “The name Yungblud, as it’s gotten bigger, has been twisted relentlessly as every single person has had an opinion on who I am. This album is not a ‘woe is me’ rock star story; it’s about me reclaiming my own name, and humanizing the caricature that everybody else has made me into.”