YUNGBLUD CHOOSES ASPIRING TIKTOK SINGER-SONGWRITER CHLOE NOONE TO RE-RECORD AND RE-RELEASE 2019 HIT “PARENTS”
18 MARCH 2021 (TORONTO,ON ) - Chloe Noone (19) from Liverpool, an aspiring singer-songwriter, TikTok creator and YUNGBLUD mega-fan got the call of her dreams this week when the chart-topping man himself zoomed to say he loved her work and wanted to collaborate with her on the re-release of his single "Parents".
So impressed with her vocals and her take on his track he selected her from thousands of fans who had chosen to duet with him. Following the call telling her she'd been selected; Chloe was whisked away to Parr Street Studios in Liverpool the next day to record her version with YUNGBLUD himself.
Watch the Parents" TikTok duet HERE
"Parents" is taken from his 2019 EP "The Underrated Youth" and has enjoyed huge success again on TikTok earlier this year with a surge of video creations from his loyal and engaged fanbase. Noticing the trend himself, YUNGBLUD recorded an instrumental version and encouraged fans to duet directly with him.
So taken with Chloe's vocals and artistic talent, YUNGBLUD took the decision to take that particular duet to the next level, by recording it professionally with her - using her original lyrics - and releasing it for all his fans.
Speaking about the re-release of "Parents" and selecting Chloe, YUNGBLUD said:
"Parents is very much the anthem for my fan base and when I saw it was re-emerging on TikTok I asked them if I should get an artist to remix it and who should that artist be. Then it occurred to me, this song is about us, it is a celebration of individuality and a celebration of the determination of my generation so I thought ‘fuck it’ I’m gonna release a record with one of my fans because this song is about my fans. I found Chloe Noone, a 19-year-old from Liverpool who in her verse is singing so passionately about equality for women, it just jumped out to me and especially right now is something people need to hear!
I love Chloe and her family are amazing, I can’t wait to bring her out on stage to sing it with me. YUNGBLUD is about destroying the barriers between me and my fan base, we are one!"
Talking about the experience Chloe Noone said:
"This whole experience has just been surreal. I have been a fan of YUNGBLUD for a while now but I never expected my verse in the "Parents" duet to get much attention let alone being called up by YUNGBLUD and asked to feature on the track. I honestly thought it was going to be a very long time before I was part of something this professional and legitimate.
I'm so grateful to YUNGBLUD and his whole team for making my dream of being an artist see the light sooner than I expected. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”
The story has been captured on film and you can watch Chloe's incredible musical journey with YUNGBLUD HERE
Parents is now available on all streaming and download platforms. Chloe has had the most awesome start to her music career thanks to YUNGBLUD and TikTok.
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Born in Yorkshire, England, YUNGBLUD (aka Dominic Harrison) is a multi-instrumentalist who first picked up a guitar at age two and began writing his own songs at age 10. The 23-year-old artist is known for voicing what he feels are major concerns for his generation, using his music to unite and empower the youth of today. Following the release of his self-titled EP and his full-length 2018 debut, “21st Century Liability”, YUNGBLUD released "the underrated youth" EP in 2019, which debuted in the top 10 on the UK Official Albums chart. YUNGBLUD was crowned MTV Push: Ones to Watch winner at the beginning of 2020, when he was also shortlisted for the BBC Sound of 2020 poll. YUNGBLUD went on to win 'Best Music Video' at the NME Awards 2020, 'Best Push' artist at the 2020 MTV EMAs and the Attitude Magazine 'Gamechanger' award. In Autumn 2020, YUNGBLUD launched ‘The YUNGBLUD Podcast’ on BBC Sounds, which sees him meet young music fans who are approaching turning points in their lives, to discuss topics and issues affecting young people today such as gender, sexuality, identity, money worries, friendships, style or mental health. The podcast has pulled in the biggest share of younger listeners on BBC Sounds. Over the years, YUNGBLUD has performed to sold-out crowds in over 20 countries and played some of the world's biggest festivals, including Austin City Limits, Life Is Beautiful, Lollapalooza, Reading and Leeds Festivals and Vans Warped Tour. YUNGBLUD released full-length album “weird!” on December 4th 2020, which debuted at no.1 on the UK Official Album Chart - after racking up a massive 39,000 chart sales in the first week - and was the 8th fastest selling album in the UK in 2020. Described as a coming-of-age album, “weird!” features tracks “god save me, but don’t drown me out”, “weird!”, “strawberry lipstick” and “cotton candy”. YUNGBLUD now has over 10 million monthly listeners on Spotify and over 1.8billion global streams.
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