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YUNGBLUD Confirms His Upcoming Release Is A Concept Album

YUNGBLUD Spring 2023
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It’s only Wednesday, yet, YUNGBLUD has already experienced a whirlwind of a week. After announcing his own festival BludFest on March 18, he sat down with NME to share more about his forthcoming record. Describing it as a concept album, it channels Brit-pop heavyweights.

“The next album is something I’ve been working on for two years that I’ve not shared yet and it’s an
adventure. It’s a full concept that you can play from start to finish,” YUNGBLUD told journalist Andrew Trendell.

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He continues, “I flip the narrative where I’ve sung about darkness and this album is the light. It’s all about getting through it and it’s positive and it’s that thing in your stomach that you feel when you listen to Oasis or The Verve or [David] Bowie or Suede or Madonna.”

YUNGBLUD, in fact, shares that these artists make him feel as if he can get up in the morning and take on the world. Stone Roses and Amy Winehouse are also sources of inspiration for this new album, according to the “Loner” singer.

As of now, no release dates or title info has been announced regarding the upcoming YUNGBLUD release. Check out the full NME video interview here.

In addition to describing aspects of his new record, YUNGBLUD also shared some into what to expect at BludFest. “Fuck it, we’re going to keep it really UK-themed [and] kind of try and bring a bit of fucking unity and love back to the Union Jack,” he said. “This is going to be a place where you can come to and be utterly yourself with your mates, with your family, with your friends, even if you’re completely on your own… come to fucking BludFest.”

In the interview, the artist promised that there are many more artists to come. Starting in the UK, his goal is to take the festival worldwide in time.

You can sign up for AEG presale here. Pre-sale tickets go live on Thursday, March 21 at 10 AM BST. General tickets go live on Friday, March 22 at 10 AM BST. All tickets begin at £49.50 (around $63) without fees.

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