Yungblud has shared his new single ‘Weird!’ — an instantly resonant anthem for this strange moment in time. With its candid confessions of fear and anxiety, ‘Weird!’ showcases the singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist’s uncompromising honesty and larger-than-life energy. ‘Weird! is out now via Locomotion/ Interscope Records and you can check it out below.
Despite its incredibly relevant chorus, ‘Weird!’ was written prior to the shelter-in-place orders. Built on frenetic beats, shimmering guitar work, and particularly soulful vocals from Yungblud, the track captures a mood of uncertainty that the 22-year-old artist felt his listeners might find relatable.
“I wrote the song about the weirdest time in my life ever imagined,” says Yungblud. “I felt like the ground beneath me was a maze that was shape shifting and I felt like I was going to fall down the cracks and, in my opinion, the world feels exactly like that right now. I wanted this song to make everyone feel that everything was going to be alright no matter how weird things get.”
Now at work on his sophomore album, Yungblud recently premiered ‘The Yungblud Show’ — a series which aired on his YouTube channel. In addition to featuring intimate at-home performances from the artist himself, the show featured appearances from friends and collaborators like Travis Barker, Machine Gun Kelly, and 24kGoldn. In addition, YouTube Originals and Yungblud are set to announce a new weekly series that follows the UK recording artist as he adjusts to a remote lifestyle while creating music and keeping up with his personal life.
Born in Yorkshire, England, 22-year-old recording artist Yungblud (Dominic Harrison) is a multi-instrumentalist who first picked up a guitar at age two and began writing his own songs at age 10. Harrison is known for voicing what he feels are major concerns for his generation, using his music to unite and empower the youth of today.
Yungblud shot onto the scene in 2018 with his self-titled EP. His full-length debut 21st Century Liability followed where he channelled his outrage about the state of the world into confrontational, yet catchy songs that are steeped in both punk fury and pop melodicism. In 2019 he released Live In Atlanta and ‘Hope For The Underrated Youth’ EP which debuted top 10 on the UK Official Albums chart. He has performed to sold out crowds in over twenty countries and played over one hundred dates since 2018 including Austin City Limits, Life Is Beautiful, Lollapalooza, Reading and Leeds Festivals and Vans Warped Tour.