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Some artists gravitate towards the mundane, but YUNGBLUD is unapologetically himself. Fiercely unafraid of lifes ‘bigger’ issues, but at the same time surrounding them in positive energy; at EMP we are big fans. Single “11 minutes” - a collaboration with Halsey and Blink 182 drummer Travis Baker - just received a gold certificate. Machine Gun Kelly also recently wrote that his collab with YUNGBLUD and Travis Barker is almost gold as well, meaning YUNGBLUD could have a second gold single before long. Undoubtedly a rock star on the rise, we couldn’t wait to add YUNGBLUD merch to our online shop, ready for whatever this socially conscious artist throws your way.
No-one sums up what YUNGBLUD is about better than the artist himself. "the ability to share your feelings and talk about what's going on in your soul and your head, is the foundation of what YUNGBLUD is about. It is one big bl**dy pot of empathy. Talk about who you are, shout about it, f**king SCREAM IT IN MY FACE, because I can't wait to hear it. Deafen me with it. That's why the shows are so f**king loud, because people are saying 'hello this is who I am' for the first time ever."
Tracks like ‘21st Century Liability’, ‘Anarchist’ and latest hit ‘Hope For The Underrated Youth.’ have rapidly become fan favourites, and the energy and atmosphere at the live shows encourage people not to lose themselves, but to find themselves. Often wearing nail polish and ‘womens’ clothes, his fearless attitude towards breaking gender stereotypes has gained him a diverse fan base of all ages. And it’s no wonder, YUNGBLUD really cares about his fans and their struggles, encouraging them to take care of themselves by opening up about his own mental health issues. He also won’t let fans down, even performing a set in a wheelchair after breaking his ankle at a gig.
Born Dominic Richard Harrison, this northern lad from Doncaster cites Bob Dylan, Arctic Monkeys and Eminem as some of his influences, whilst his stage show is uniquely its own concept. Heavily criticised by some but celebrated by others, the video imagery and the live shows often centre around mental asylums. A rhetoric for the inner workings of a mind that leans into the sharper edges of reality.
The YUNGBLUD image by itself in enough to draw you in, but the lyrics and energy leave you hooked. His look is sort of Bowie meets Keith Flint, but what really gets you is the blend of punk, pop, hip-hop, grunge, rock and rap, that (thankfully) doesn’t fit neatly into any specific genre. His critics call him macabre, but is he? Or is he just real and shameless; an artist that is unafraid of thinking and feeling what he is thinking and feeling. Hope for an underrated youth perhaps?
The first album from this young rock star only debuted in 2017 but we’ve already stocked our shelves with YUNGBLUD merch. We've got T-shirts and hoodies that are guaranteed to find a permanent place in your wardrobe. The words ‘be fookin happy’ regularly appear, and items such as the ‘Rave Smile’ shirt offer a nostalgic glance back at the late 80’s.
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YUNGBLUD has been written off in the past as a bratty, gobby, idiot (his words). But his debut album ‘21st Century Liability’, which was released last July, is more than just a statement against the mocking his generation receives. An angsty Gen Z-er, Yungblud delivers an open and honest commentary about a troubled society. 21st Century liability deals with some pretty big issues, such as gun control, mental health and the date-rape culture.
YUNGBLUDs’ second album dropped on 18th October 2019, featuring more angst and energy, but this time more refined. The genre defying artist is even harder to generalise with his second album, and indie and electronic rock are blended with pop-rap and bold lyrics. The album is a political protest and the title track is an anthem for optimism and hope for young people everywhere.
‘21st Century Liability’ and ‘The Underrated Youth’ are both available to buy at EMP.