Release date: Friday 4th December 2020
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A 2020 VMA nominee for the PUSH Best New Artist award, Yungblud has also been busy with variety of other projects. He contributed the incendiary “Lemonade” featuring rapper Denzel Curry to the Madden NFL 21 Soundtrack,. In early September, Bring Me The Horizon released “Obey,” their collab with YUNGBLUD, which premiered on BBC Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s “Hottest Record.” YUNGBLUD recently scored Platinum status with the 2019 single “I Think I’m OKAY,” a fierce team-up with Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker.
His new graphic novel, The Twisted Tales of the Ritalin Club Volume 2: Weird Times at Quarry Banks University, the follow-up to his 2019 print debut, will be published in November.
Yungblud has announced his second album Weird and shared his new single “God Save Me, But Don’t Drown Me Out”, which you can check out below.
The Doncaster artist – real name Dominic Harrison – teased the record earlier this week, and has so far shared its title track as well as “Strawberry Lipstick”.
It has now been confirmed that Weird will arrive on November 13, following on from Harrison’s 2018 self-titled debut and last year’s ‘The Underrated Youth’ EP.
The 12-track record also includes “Cotton Candy”, “Mars”, “Superdeadfriends”, “Ice Cream Man” and “It’s Quiet In Beverly Hills”. Yungblud’s recent team-up with Denzel Curry, “Lemonade”, won’t feature on the album. You can see the album’s full tracklist below.
Upon the release of the “Weird” single earlier this year, Yungblud told NME that the album was “like an episode of Skins“.
In the same interview, he explained more about the inspiration behind the songs on his album, Weird.
“The past 18 months were so weird for me. I nearly lost my mum in a car accident,” he said.
“I was in a relationship and got my heart broken. We blew up and got famous really quickly. I suffered from depression and thought about suicide again. It felt like I was walking down the pavement but I felt like I was going to fall down the cracks. It’s just been a dark twisted, mental time. I thought that it was going to swallow me whole and I’d never be seen again – but I came out the other side of it.”
“[I did a show in Brixton that] put it all everything in perspective. 18 months before that I was in a council flat in Clapham with my guitarist and drummer watching videos of Kasabian playing Brixton Academy. When I remembered that, I realised that everything’s going to be fine. This song is a message to people to say that to feel weird and odd is part of life. I wanted this record to be naive and full of contradictions.”
“God Save Me, But Don’t Drown Me Out”
“Ice Cream Man”
“It’s Quiet In Beverly Hills”
“The Freak Show"