Today, the ultimate British rockstar, YUNGBLUD has released his new single “fleabag”—listen to it here! YUNGBLUD released the song on the final day of his takeover of Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. The track was accompanied by a visualizer.
“I wrote ‘fleabag’ in a really dark time of my life, when a lot of people around me had an expectation about what I should be. To tell you the truth it’s about being fucking gutted about people judging me and trying to tear me down. I felt so alienated, I felt so alone,” said YUNGBLUD. “When everybody else has an expectation of what you should be or have their own version of your truth it messes with your brain because you start to think ‘maybe they’re right, maybe they do know what’s best for me, maybe I should change who I am,’ but ultimately I believe to my core – its the foundation I built my whole ideology around, that self-expression and the right to be unconditionally yourself is the best thing you can be. Nobody should determine how you express yourself except YOU. You are brilliant, you are beautiful, you are individual just by breathing. This song is a kick back. A kick back against the world, a kick back against my friends, against my family and some of my fanbase. I am who I am, all I want to do is spread love and lead with my heart. I’ve always told people to be themselves, sometimes I have to remember that message myself.”
YUNGBLUD’s sophomore album weird! which topped the Official UK album charts in December 2020 following the release of his the underrated youth EP in 2019, which debuted in the top 10. YUNGBLUD was also crowned MTV Push: Ones to Watch winner at the beginning of 2020 and went on to win ‘Best Music Video’ at the NME Awards in Feb 2020 and Best Push artist at the 2020 MTV EMAs.
Stay tuned for more new music from YUNGBLUD coming soon.