During a recent interview with Rolling Stone UK, the Doncaster artist (whose real name is Dominic Harrison) explains how the aforementioned bands were a “generation apart” from him, who has a substantial Gen Z fanbase.
“When I look at The 1975 and Arctic Monkeys, they’re such a different generation to me,” he told the publication. “When they speak, they’re profound now. I don’t want to be profound yet, I want to be on the fucking tarmac, on the ground.” he said. Harrison then continues: “I love Matty [Healy] and I love Alex [Turner] but I don’t relate to them as much as I used to. They’re older and it’s all very serious.
Typically this done happen, one would hope, as we age – we become wiser and more serious. Time for joking around and time-wasting is over – fact, young man.
“We’re absolutely a generation apart, there’s a big difference between us. Different brains, different way of communicating.”
As for the young man does feel as though he relates to currently, Yungblud named Mac Miller, Billie Eilish, Lil Peep and Lil Nas X. “That’s where my head is at,” he added.
Discussing his musical process, Harrison explains: “I wanna be that feeling of throwing paint at the wall and sometimes it’s gonna be a masterpiece and sometimes it’s gonna fucking suck.” He went on to say: “I look at truly great British artists like Amy Winehouse or Arctic Monkeys or Sam Fender, they have their critically acclaimed albums on [album] one or two or three. I am not like them, I will never be like them.Speaking about how his own musical process, Harrison explained: “I wanna be that feeling of throwing paint at the wall and sometimes it’s gonna be a masterpiece and sometimes it’s gonna fucking suck.”
“My masterpiece is not ‘Back To Black’ or ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’. It’s a 35-year career of making other people feel like they can express themselves. They are about the music; I am about the fucking people.”
Yungblud released his third studio record back in September of this year. In a four-star review, NME wrote: “[Yungblud has] come back with his most confident, cohesive album, which sees him fighting hate with understanding and love. It’s a battle he knows he can win.”
He recently teamed up with aging musical artist Avril Lavigne, on a collaborative project called, ‘I’m A Mess’ – a single, set to be released shortly.