The Doncaster artist, whose real name is Dominic Harrison, shared the track last month ahead of his forthcoming second album.
“I was just like, ‘I’m gonna make a song and a video that I’ve always wanted to make’,” he explained. “That was the 13-year-old Dom, looking at Billie Joe Armstrong play ‘Bullet In A Bible’ at Milton Keynes.
“I was like, ‘I want my hair spiked, I wanna look like something out of DragonForce, I wanna put a Union Jack on, and I just wanna rock’n’roll.”
He continued: “Me and Josh [McClorey] had started something really young; we started that at like 15. That chorus was written when we were so young. We stayed up all night on a songwriting retreat and were keeping all the old boys up. They were knocking on the door like, ‘Go to sleep!’. We were just screaming [the chorus] at them.”
Yungblud went on to describe ‘Strawberry Lipstick’ as “just a song about liberation and energy”, adding: “I just want to send all of my love and energy to everyone. I want people to put it on if they are feeling down.”
Meanwhile, it’s been revealed that Yungblud has collaborated on a new song with Bring Me The Horizon. Oli Sykes said that they’ve “been scheming” and have “got something coming” in the near future.