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Yungblud says his new single 'Hope For the Underrated Youth' is for the ‘forward thinking, racism hating, LGBTQ+'

The English singer and songwriter caused chaos over the weekend during a special performance on the River Thames

2019-07-30

Words: Steve Brown

Yungblud has released his new single ‘Hope For The Underrated Youth’ and dedicated the song to the ‘forward thinking, racism hating, LGBTQ+, liberal “sinners” that we all are’.

The English singer, songwriter, and musician – whose real name is Dominic Harrison – caused chaos over the weekend after performing on the River Thames and projecting the words, ‘There’s hope for the underrated youth’ onto the Houses of Parliament.

Known for voicing what he feels are major concerns for his generation, Yungblud uses his music as a way to unite and empower the youth of today.

His latest single ‘Hope For The Underrated Youth’ – which debuted on BBC Radio 1 last night (July 29) - explores the idea of his generation being misunderstood and underestimated.

Of the track, Yungblud said: “The world right now tells us fall in line, it tells us what you’re allowed to care about, think about, even to the point what air you should fucking breathe.

“Things are changing drastically, a lot of the time not for the better and it’s hard to watch. I meet so many young people every day and the one common denominator I find is the constant fire to defy apathy and the optimism to do anything in your power to fight for a better, more equal world.

“This song is about freedom of speech. This song is about freedom of expression. This song is about the forward thinking, racism hating, LGBTQ+, liberal ‘sinners’ that we all are.

“I see that there is hope for this “underrated youth” and I believe the future looks bright because we are in it.”

Listen to the new single below: