- The NME Big Read: Yungblud: “I wanted to write my ‘Urban Hymns’ or ‘Back To Black’”
The Doncaster artist (aka Dom Harrison) appeared in a session for Virgin Radio France to promote his latest album ‘Weird!’, which came out last December.
Accompanied by a musician on acoustic guitar, Yungblud performed an intimate stripped-back take on Rodrigo’s hugely successful single. He also offered up live versions of ‘Cotton Candy’ and ‘Mars’ on which he played guitar.
You can watch all three songs below.
Rodrigo’s original ‘Drivers License’, released on January 8, remains at Number One in the UK and US singles charts. The track has also been covered by jxdn and Travis Barker, who transformed it into an upbeat rock number.
Last week, a TikTok user’s road rage-fueled parody of the hit – titled ‘Drivers License POV: The Guy Behind Her’ – went viral on the social media platform. “Did she just get her driver’s license?/ Cause I’ve been stuck behind her car/ Driving three miles an hour” the spoof’s lyrics went.
“It’s been such a crazy rollercoaster ride and I’m definitely excited to have artist friends that know the ins and outs of the music industry,” she explained.
Meanwhile, Yungblud shared the zombie film-inspired visuals to ‘Acting Like That’, featuring Machine Gun Kelly, last month (January 21).