Yungblud has shared another new track from his upcoming self-titled album with Don’t Feel Like Feeling Sad Today. The accompany video was shot on London’s South Bank as the artist (whose given name is Dominic Harrison) invited fans to be part of the shoot, complete with water fights, balloons, and Yungblud performing on a flatbed truck.
In a statement about the song, Yungblud shares the inspiration, “I wrote this song on a morning when I didn’t even want to get out of bed. I sat and looked at the ceiling, head full of so much shit, reading what the internet was saying about me that day, and I just didn’t feel like feeling sad. I wrote these words to help me stand up. To me this song is what happiness feels like. Happiness with a bite. A defiant sort of happiness. Looking at yourself in the mirror and telling the sadness to fuck off and come back another day. I wanted this song to be a little part of someone’s day, no matter what they’re going through they can put this on and feel a bit stronger today. That’s the vision, that’s the dream… That’s why when we made the video. It needed to replicate that idea. My manager asked me ‘what can we do, that no one else does?’ And the concept came to us. All over the world I meet my fans in the streets, to feel a connection. To look into another person’s eyes and see that they’re going through the same things as me. It’s kind of become a ritual of ours. Put it this way, the fucking police all over the world know when we’re town! So I said let’s roll some cameras, pull up a truck, no permits, no permission, tell people to meet me at a location and have a massive water fight. Sing, scream, and feel together. Imperfect, raw, real … happy.”
Yungblud will be making US tour stops later this year at festivals including Firefly, Aftershock, & Austin City Limits.
Yungblud North American Tour dates:
09/13 – MTELUS – Montreal, QC
09/15 – RBC Echo Beach – Toronto, ON
09/17 – RIOT FEST – Chicago, IL
09/22 – 09/25 – Louder Than Life Festival – Louisville, KY
09/22 – 09/25 – Firefly Music Festival – Dover Heights, DE
10/04 – The Union Event Center – Salt Lake City, UT
10/08 – Aftershock Festival – Sacramento, CA
10/14 – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX
Fans can preorder/pre-save the new self titled album here.