The Benefits of Being Quarantined
There aren’t many things to be grateful for during a pandemic, but Yungblud’s lockdown album might change that. The “cotton candy” singer has used his time during the global pandemic to make even more music.
On Instagram Live last week, Yungblud teased that he’s almost done with a whole new album. A fan captured Yungblud, AKA Dominic Harrison, revealing to fans that he is already finishing up another record. This promising news is the light at the end of the tunnel, even right after his chart-topping last album.
“I’m in the studio. We’ve been locked down here. I’ve been so mad-creative! I’ve literally nearly got another album done, which is just f***ing mental. I can’t wait for you to see,” he teased excitedly.
Yungblud’s Lockdown Album: On It’s Way?
If you’re thinking that it’s surprisingly fast for Yungblud to already be releasing a new album – you’re correct. The UK-born punk rocker released his sophomore album not even two months ago. Weird! dropped December 4 to critical acclaim, but as cherished as the record is, Yungblud isn’t stopping there.
Not only has writing and recording songs been a distraction from COVID-19, but it gives Yungblud a way to keep evolving.
In a 2020 interview, Yungblud expressed his want to keep people on their toes about him and his music. “One day I wear a dress and fishnets, the next a suit. One day I want to do a hip-hop track, the next a metal one. That’s who I am. Who cares? That’s my generation.” Yungblud’s lockdown album, whenever it releases, is sure to showcase that.
Therefore, he used this time to his advantage, doing many remote performances and releasing various music videos. (Including one he has coming out this Thursday for “acting like that,” which features Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker.)
Most recently, Yungblud was part of the A Bowie Celebration, paying tribute to David Bowie alongside other musicians. He covered the rock icon’s beloved “Life on Mars,” which connects greatly to his own single, “mars.”
Making music, performing live, being creative, and experimenting with styles makes Yungblud who he is. If a pandemic can’t stop that, nor a break between album releases, nothing will.