British rocker YUNGBLUD has released his energetic new single ‘Don’t Feel Like Feeling Sad Today.’ The high- octane track offers a taste of what’s to come from his highly anticipated third album ‘YUNGBLUD’, set for global release on September 2nd.
The release of ‘Don’t Feel Like Feeling Sad Today’ follows the filming of the track’s accompanying video last week which caused chaos on London’s Southbank as YUNGBLUD invited fans down to be involved. The video, directed by Tom Pallant and YUNGBLUD, showcases the artist and his fans getting chaotic in true YUNGBLUD style, drenching themselves during water fights, as he performs the song on a flatbed truck adorned in slogans. With a mass of fans taking over the location, armed with posters and water pistols, the wet-and-wild scene was subsequently deemed as overcrowding and shut down by the Metropolitan police authorities.
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…
Last weekend, YUNGBLUD hit the iconic John Peel Stage at Glastonbury 2022 for an explosive debut performance. Playing to a packed-out tent, YUNGBLUD’s set included fan-favorites such as ‘Memories’, ‘parents’, and ‘The Funeral’ alongside brand new, unreleased tracks ‘Tissues’ and ‘I cry 2’, taken from his upcoming self-titled album. The raucous performance saw the crowd chanting for an encore, whilst sending Twitter into a frenzy with YUNGBLUD trending at no.6 on UK Twitter and subsequently sending his past two Albums 21th Century Liability and Weird straight back into the top 15 on the UK album chart. Check out the full Glastonbury performance here. Over the weekend, YUNGBLUD also joined Chris Difford (Squeeze) on stage at The Acoustic Tent for a special performance of ‘Up The Junction’.
In July, he will head to Australia, New Zealand, and Japan to complete his ‘LIFE ON MARS’’ tour, followed by a return to North American shores this fall for select dates, including festival appearances at Austin City Limits, Louder Than Life, Riot Fest, and Firefly Music Festival. For a full list of tour dates go to: www.yungbludofficial.com/tour
Rarely does an artist come along such as YUNGBLUD, who has undeniably become Gen-Z’s rock n’ roll poster child. Fearlessly advocating for the weirdos, freaks and the marginalized in the world, from the ground up, YUNGBLUD has amassed legions of dedicated fans from all over the world, who flock to his sold-out shows each night and scream every word to his songs as if their lives depend on it. With co-signs from rock legends such as Mick Jagger, Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Jones, and Dave Grohl, YUNGBLUD’S trajectory is looking brighter and more exciting than ever.
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Written by: Channel R