There’s a compelling hint of the burlesque about YUNGBLUD, the kohl-eyed Yorkshire rocker.
Go on, have a quick flick through his social media; the man could pull daft sexy faces for England, and if your first impression is that he looks a bit like Billie-Joe from Greenday after a dip in the fountain of eternal youth, well, that’s fair. Man alive though, the geezer can write a tune.
Steeped in classic rock (his grandpa toured with T-Rex, and he was reared on Beatles and The Clash) YUNGBLUD – real name Dominic Harrison – has a craftsman’s knack for a pop hook, skilfully interweaving hip-hop rhythms and punk vocal licks with a balls-out anthemic sensibility.
He’s also woke. Extremely. The subject matter of his songs run the right-on gamut from mental health to #metoo and gun violence, and it’s perhaps for this reason his career is going from strength to strength, on a zeitgeisty updraft of disaffected online youth.
Having now sold out 60+ headline shows and festivals across the UK, US, Europe and Australia he has amassed a legion of devoted fans and the world is seemingly his kombucha for the taking in 2021.
With highly anticipated new album release slated for the 4th of December, if you’re on O2 this Friday you have exclusive access to YUNGBLUD to ask him questions during a very special live chat.
Head over to the Priority website here to participate this Friday 20th at 17:00 GMT.
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