During a new interview with Rolling Stone UK, the Doncaster artist (real name Dominic Harrison) explained how the aforementioned bands were a “generation apart” from himself, who has a largely Gen Z fanbase.
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“When I look at The 1975 and Arctic Monkeys, they’re such a different generation to me,” he told the publication. “When they speak, they’re profound now. I don’t want to be profound yet, I want to be on the fucking tarmac, on the ground.”
“We’re absolutely a generation apart, there’s a big difference between us. Different brains, different way of communicating.”
Speaking about how his own musical process, Harrison explained: “I wanna be that feeling of throwing paint at the wall and sometimes it’s gonna be a masterpiece and sometimes it’s gonna fucking suck.”
He went on: “I look at truly great British artists like Amy Winehouse or Arctic Monkeys or Sam Fender, they have their critically acclaimed albums on [album] one or two or three. I am not like them, I will never be like them.
“My masterpiece is not ‘Back To Black’ or ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’. It’s a 35-year career of making other people feel like they can express themselves. They are about the music; I am about the fucking people.”
Yungblud released his self-titled third studio record back in September. In a four-star review, NME wrote: “[Yungblud has] come back with his most confident, cohesive album, which sees him fighting hate with understanding and love. It’s a battle he knows he can win.”