Hear YUNGBLUD sample The Cure on new track Tissues

Ahead of the release of his third album this Friday, YUNGBLUD shares new song Tissues – which features a Robert Smith-approved sample of The Cure’s Close To Me.

Hear YUNGBLUD sample The Cure on new track Tissues
Emily Carter
Jenn Five

YUNGBLUD has unveiled another new song, Tissues, ahead of the release of his self-titled third LP this Friday.

In a new interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, the musician reveals how the infectious track samples The Cure’s classic Close To Me, with Dom very much just wanting to “dance” when it came to this era.

“I remember when we were making it I was like, ‘I just want to dance!’” he explains. “I remember we were writing in the studio and the session wasn’t going well it was midnight. I was thinking about packing it in and going home but then we opened a crate of Bud Light, started putting songs on that we loved and this came on [Close To Me], and I was just like, ‘Yo, we should sample this,’ and every producer in the studio was like, ‘No, but the publishing,’ and I’m like, ‘Shut up about the publishing, get it off iTunes, cut it up, and loop it... let’s go.’

“That’s what I said to them; I was like, ‘If I can somehow convince Robert Smith to allow me to do this, I don’t care. Like, I’ve won.’ It was beautiful. I just wanted to make music that me and my mates want to listen to. That was the formula. And obviously we grew up with this song.”

Listen to Tissues below:

And now listen to Close To Me, just because:

Catch YUNGBLUD and Neck Deep live at the following dates next year:

February 2023

16 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
18 Birmingham Resorts World Arena
19 Manchester AO Arena
21 Newcastle Utilita Arena
22 Glasgow OVO Hydro
24 Sheffield Utilita Arena
25 London OVO Arena Wembley

YUNGBLUD is due out on September 2 via LOCOMOTION / Polydor Records.

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