"Why not? If I love it, I’ll put it out"
Yungblud has discussed how meeting fans has inspired his “nuts” second album, which will include a gospel track and hip-hop influences.
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The 20-year-old Doncaster singer-songwriter – real name Dominic Harrison – spoke to NME about getting straight back into the studio following his debut album, ’21st Century Liability’, which arrived last summer.
Revealing that he’s “nearly ready” to release the upcoming tracks because he’s “never wanted to wait around” for the next project, he said: “I admire hip-hop artists because they drop so much music. Because today we consume so much information so quickly; I don’t want to be waiting two years to put another record out.”
Comparing the process of writing his debut to penning new songs, he added: “What’s different is the first album I had 19 years of my life to absorb all this information and put out what I thought – it was all about me. And the more and more the album got digested, the less and less it became about me – the more and more it became about us.”
Explaining that the new material has been inspired by his experiences of meeting fans, Yungblud told NME: “A lot of the new material’s about the stories I’ve heard from them, the things that they have gone through.
“I’m excited to release it, I can’t wait. Because again, it’s like me – it’s just nuts. Five different genres in two minutes.”
Describing the sound of his new music as “still very British” with elements of hip-hop and Britpop, Yungblud also revealed that there’s gospel track on LP2.
“I love music [and] I love taking influence from all different walks of life,” he said of exploring the genre. “And why not? If I love it, I’ll put it out.”
Last week saw Yungblud release the live album ‘Live In Atlanta’.
27 – Amsterdam, Paradiso
28 – Brussels, AB Main Hall
31 – Munich, Backstage Werk
2 – Milan, Fabrique
4 – Prague, Roxy
5 – Warsaw, Proxima
7 – Berlin, Kesselhaus
10 – Copenhagen, Amager Bio
11th – Oslo, Parkteateret
13 – Hamburg, Docks
14 – Cologne, Essigfabrik
16 – Paris, Trabendo
19 – Bristol, O2 Academy
20 – Manchester, O2 Ritz
21 – London, O2 Academy Brixton
22 – Birmingham, O2 Institute
24 – Norwich, UEA
25 – Glasgow, SWG3 Galvanisers
29 – Sheffield, O2 Academy