Release Date: Dec 4, 2020
Record label: Geffen
Genre(s): Pop, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Left-Field Pop, Pop Punk
YUNGBLUD has always been out of place. A kid from the North of England who literally wore his insecurities on his sleeve, Dom Harrison's ability to push the barriers has seen him dabble in multiple genres, while never truly succumbing to any. New album 'WEIRD!' is his biggest, boldest, brashest experience yet, a widescreen panorama of lipstick, torn tights, ripped jeans, and thundering riffs, all bound together by a cheeky co-option of 21st century pop tropes for his own ends.
At first glance, Doncaster, England native Yungblud has all the makings of a rock star. Twenty-three-year-old Dominic Harrison looks like an approachable yet high-fashion weirdo, using the magnetic appeal of pop-punk to speak to the troubles of an anxious generation. His first album, 2018's 21st Century Liability (which followed a brief stint on the Disney Channel), employed the Twenty One Pilots model of using hip-hop elements to discuss mental health in varying shades of cynicism.