It's finally here!
After plenty of teasing, YUNGBLUD has released his new single 'Strawberry Lipstick'.
Combining all the different elements of Dom's personality into one massive rock and roll rager, it's kicking off the Album Two era in some style.
Get stuck into it below:
We spoke to Dom about what expect from his upcoming new album a couple of months ago. You can read the full piece HERE, but here's a little snippet:
How has this period had an effect on the new record you’ve been working on then? Where are you actually up to in terms of that being ready to go?
"The fucking album is done; I’ve just got to figure out how I build the world around it. It stems from ‘Weird’ though.
"It’s like a neat whisky. It’s an uncensored story about life and about coming of age. Not growing up, coming of age is a different thing. You can come of age at 74.
“It’s an album about liberation, in terms of sexuality and identity. In terms of finding love and in terms of finding heartbreak. In terms of issues with self-harm and drugs and mental health. It’s looking at all of that as if it was a series of Skins. It feels as though ‘21st Century Liability’ was simply just a chapter within what this album is."
How has what YUNGBLUD is on a personal level adapted within that then?
“I’ve grown up, a lot. I was so angry on the first album. The world didn’t want to know me. The world didn’t care. The world wanted me to change or die. I wasn’t prepared to do that. So I found a community of people who were my family and I realised ‘How the fuck can I actually be angry anymore?’ I’ve got all of these people who love me and I love them back. It changed my perspective on life and made me look inwards. It made me address things about myself that I wouldn’t normally or think that I was allowed to.
“If the first album was a beam of light then this album is a fucking laser beam. I just want people to feel things as much as they did with the first one but with gasoline on it. This album is about your heart and how that changes. People forget about the heart in this day and age. It’s always about your fucking head. Nah man, you’ve got to protect your fucking heart.”
It feels as though one of the main differences is how with ‘21st Century Liability’ you were able to make that record behind closed doors and of your own accord. With this one, you’ve had to make these discoveries about yourself whilst in the public eye…
“Absolutely! This album is going to feature my first heartbreak song. It’s about the first time I ever properly loved someone and I had my heart ripped out of my chest and it was all over the fucking Internet. I nearly lost my mum, she was in a car accident, and that was all over the Internet. I’d be going out and going to the shops and there would be a camera following me. It’s really fucking crazy."
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