New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
UK recording artist YUNGBLUD releases a new song, "Parents", today via Locomotion / Geffen Records / Universal Music. "'Parents' is a tribute to individualism," explains YUNGBLUD. "You are the best judge of how to become the best you. Don't conform to the outside world's perception of who you should be if it means losing yourself in the process."
The genre-blurring track's bright, euphoric sound contrasts with its blistering lyrics. YUNGBLUD co-wrote "Parents" with Justin Tranter (Julia Michaels, Fall Out Boy) and the song's producers, Zakk Cervini (Good Charlotte, Mayday
Parade) and Chris Greatti (Grimes, Black
Veil Brides). Cervini and Greatti also served as producers on YUNGBLUD & Halsey
Barker - 11 Minutes, which has racked up over 140 million cumulative streams since its release in February. He has also partnered with Z2 Comics on an original concept graphic novel, YUNGBLUD presents The Twisted Tales Of The Ritalin Club, slated for release in October and available for pre-order in deluxe and standard editions now.
Stereogum recently declared, "The Time Has Come To Discuss YUNGBLUD." The essay praised his music as "undeniably potent" and noted, "YUNGBLUD dissects the hypocrisy of his elders more sharply than most."
Less than a year after the release of his debut album, 21st Century Liability, YUNGBLUD has amassed more than 100 million global streams across all songs on the album. "Parents" follows his single "Loner," which has over 12 million combined global streams, and his new album, Live In Atlanta, which was recorded during his sold-out 2018 headline outing.
YUNGBLUD will kick off the second leg of the Don't Wanna Be a Loner tour in June with a series of West Coast dates, including a sold-out night at Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre (June 19). He is partnering with PLUS1 on the headline run, with $1 from every ticket sold going to organizations bringing dignity, equity and access to communities that need it. He will also play such festivals as Firefly, the Ottawa Blues Festival and Forecastle.