Yungblud has shared the video for his new single ‘Weird!’, which is out now through Locomotion/Interscope Records. Directed by Yungblud and Tom Pallant, the video was shot with minimal production by a three-person crew, all of whom are quarantining together.
The ‘Weird!’ video, which made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU, MTV International territories and on the Viacom Times Square billboards and you can check it out below.
“Right now, everybody is trapped within four walls trying to figure out what the f_k is going on,” Yungblud of the ‘Weird!’ video. “Currently, I’m trapped in LA with my best friends. We made this for $100 and this might be my favourite video we’ve ever made. I think you can see the happiness from it coming out of the screen.”
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.”
Recently YouTube Originals and Yungblud announced a new weekly episodic series ‘Stay Home With: Yungblud’ – which follows the UK recording artist as he adjusts to a remote lifestyle while creating music and keeping up with his personal life. Part One of ‘Stay Home With: Yungblud’ premiered today and new episodes will debut every Monday. Visit the artist’s official YouTube channel for further information.