YUNGBLUD is set to release his self-titled album on September 2.
The ‘Fleabag’ rocker has announced details of his follow-up to 2020’s ‘Weird!’ and explained that he decided to use his stage name as the title because it encapsulates everything YUNGBLUD stands for; being unapologetically himself.
The 24-year-old musician – whose real name is Dom Harrison – wrote on Instagram: “Everything up to this moment has been a complete explosion of uncensored expression, where I just told the truth and sang about what I felt in that exact moment.
“The difference here is that i have thought and felt this record so deeply. i went to a part of myself that I didn’t know was there. i studied it, i bathed in the emotion, tried to solve the equation and come up with an answer (at least for now) from love to pain, adoration to abandonment, laughter to betrayal.”
He continued: “My message is the same, it will always be; i will continue to be nothing but myself and encourage others to do the same. there is simply no other option. i hope it provides my beautiful family who have followed me throughout this journey answers about themselves but also questions and challenges, but most importantly I hope it fills them with love.”
Thanking his fans for sticking by him through the ups and the downs, he added: “You have provided me with an antidote for the emptiness and loneliness I’ve felt in the past. you have given me a voice. so here is my story. why did i call it “YUNGBLUD”? because nothing in my life has ever made more sense. (sic)”
YUNGBLUD recently released the collaboration ‘Memories’ with WILLOW, which followed ‘The Funeral’ with Ozzy Osbourne.