‘Yungblud’ A Fresh Face On An Old Sound

Daniela Calderon, Web Editor


Pop-punk singer/songwriter YUNGBLUD, tackles political topics with his pulse pumping beats and unconventional personality as he takes an old sound down a new and interesting route.

Born Dominic Harrison in Doncaster South Yorkshire, England the 22 year- old started his music career at the tender age of 11 when he wrote a song and showed it to his mother. Her reaction was less than stellar. Since those days, he’s released collaborations with artists like Halsey and G-Eazy; with music featured on Netflix’s‘ Thirteen Reasons Why’ and the new Hobbs and Shaw movie which came out last summer.

With albums like 21st Century Liability, Yungblud Unplugged, Yungblud (live in Atlanta), and his newest album the underrated youth, Harrison has continued to impact the youth. Every song targets topics that affect teens worldwide: from consent to the effects technology has had on the mind, to the way parents can never really understand their children.

“My mum thinks I’m on Heroin/And my dad just thinks I’m gone/But they don’t know fucking anything.” A Lyric pulled from ‘Psychotic Kids’ from 21st Century Liability

“Too many blokes are gettin’ heavy/When a girl looks unsteady/Blisters on your bleedin’ soles/Here have my boots I’ll walk you home/…/Leave her alone, mate, she doesn’t want to go home with ya” Lyric pulled from ‘Polygraph Eyes’ from 21st Century Liability.

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These powerful lyrics paint a bright future for the newest album, the underrated youth, which was released on October 11th. His sound is enraged and his words are captivating. Everything about this ADHD nightgown wearing artist emanates a voice unwilling to back down and give in, for a generation of teenagers growing up in a world where more and more of us are standing up and speaking out against the unwavering amount of adults who are unwilling to.

From his small beginnings to having ‘11 minutes’  in first place on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard). Harrison will only continue his climb to fame.

Harrison stated in an interview conducted by MYP magazine. “I got so frustrated with all these people telling me what I was—but I knew exactly who I was in that moment. So, I started writing lyrics in my room. And a week later “King Charles” came out, “I Love You, Marry Me” came out and then, another twenty-five songs after that. I think it was in that moment I realised exactly who I was and exactly what I wanted to talk about and exactly who I wanted to represent. Since then, I haven’t really looked back and it’s been fucking crazy.”

Completely raw and totally unique is Harrison’s style of punk, he seeks to unite rather than to separate.  He sings about topics that he feels need to be spoken about. He’s definitely an artist to look out for in the coming months.

Harrison in an interview conducted by Pilerats stated:  If you’re not using your art to fucking say something, you’re not an artist; you’re a singer, and I don’t wanna be a singer.”