HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT BRANDED WITH LYRICS FROM POLITICALLY-MOTIVATED NEW SINGLE
YUNGBLUD CAUSES MAYHEM ON RIVER THAMES WITH SPECIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE FOR FANS ON BOAT
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Credit: Tom Pallant
29 July 2019 (Toronto, ON) - On Saturday evening, Yorkshire-born singer-songwriter YUNGBLUD caused havoc on London’s River Thames. Lucky fans were invited onboard a chaotic ‘YUNGBLUD cruise’, which saw him give a special live performance of fan favourites. He concluded the spectacle with a megaphoned speech against the backdrop of the Houses of Parliament, which saw projections of the words “There’s hope for the underrated youth” emblazoned upon them.
YUNGBLUD is known for voicing what he feels are major concerns for his generation, using his music as a way to unite and empower the youth of today. His new single, “Hope For The Underrated Youth”, out today via Locomotion/Geffen Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, is no exception and explores the idea of his generation being misunderstood and underestimated.
Of the track, YUNGBLUD said: “The world right now tells us fall in line, it tells us what you’re allowed to care about, think about, even to the point what air you should fucking breathe. Things are changing drastically, a lot of the time not for the better and it’s hard to watch. I meet so many young people every day and the one common denominator I find is the constant fire to defy apathy and the optimism to do anything in your power to fight for a better, more equal world. This song is about freedom of speech. This song is about freedom of expression. This song is about the forward thinking, racism hating, LGBTQ+, liberal “sinners” that we all are. I see that there is hope for this ‘underrated youth’ and I believe the future looks bright because we are in it”.
Listen to “Hope For Underrated Youth” HERE
Written by Dominic Harrison (YUNGBLUD) and produced by Dominic Harrison, Zakk Cervini and Chris Greatti, “Hope For The Underrated Youth” premiered today on BBC Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record’.
YUNGBLUD will take to the main stage at Reading & Leeds Festival this summer (August 23-25), before heading out to play dates across the US and Canada. His UK and European tour will take place this Autumn and includes a show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. See Canadian dates below.
Canadian Tour Dates:
Sept 11 – Vogue Theatre, Vancouver
Oct 6 – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto