YUNGBLUD Has Dropped A Brand-New Single, Strawberry Lipstick
Doncaster alternative star YUNGBLUD has released a typically out-there new single and video, Strawberry Lipstick, featuring LA singer/songwriter Jesse Jo Stark.
The track – which was produced by YUNGBLUD and his collaborators Chris Greatti (Poppy, Grimes) and Zakk Cervini (Waterparks, Machine Gun Kelly) – follows April’s considerably more laid-back single Weird!, and available now via Locomotion/Polydor Records.
Strawberry Lipstick is taken from the musician’s upcoming second album – the follow-up to 21st Century Liability – which is due out this year.
Previously, YUNGBLUD told Kerrang! of the sound of the as-yet-untitled LP, “The truth is, I’m not angry anymore. 21st Century Liability was so fucking angry, but that’s not who I am now. And that’s not to say that the new album is me going soft, because there are some fucking ragers and songs for the moshers on there, but this is going to be a record of optimism. How can I be angry when I now exist alongside this community of people where my insecurities, which I once considered to be a handicap, are now celebrated? This community was built by a bunch of outsiders, but I don’t feel like an outsider anymore because of how I’ve been welcomed by all these people. How the fuck can I be angry at that?”
He continued: “The album is a neat whisky, uncensored version of my life: it talks about liberation in terms of sex, my identity and my mental health, as well as love, heartbreak, self-harm, suicide, depression… it’s like a series of Skins. I want it to be naïve and full of contradictions. This record doesn’t give a fuck what people think about it, because it’s telling the listener what life is truly about. I have a dialogue with my fanbase that allows us to say what we think – we’re rebelling against the idea that speaking our minds is wrong.”
Watch the striking video for Strawberry Lipstick below:
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