Earlier this year, YUNGBLUD explained how recording his second album, Weird!, has seen him reflecting on how growing up and seeing changes in his life has helped him overcome those previous insecurities.
“No-one understood or cared about me. It seemed as if the world didn’t want me to grow into the person I wanted to be, and that made me really insecure,” he told Kerrang!. “But then I sent a call out, releasing music as YUNGBLUD to see if there were others who felt the same, and all these people found me.
“The truth is, I’m not angry anymore,” he continued. “[2018 debut album] 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?”
Bring Me The Horizon’s Post Human: Survival Horror is out now. YUNGBLUD’s Weird! is released on December 4.