Although YUNGBLUD is mainly known for his bubbly personality, raucous stage presence, and bold energy, the artist toned it down for his inaugural Spotify Singles recordings!
Earlier this week, the British alternative artist YUNGBLUD, whose real name is Dominic Harrison, released two songs as part of his Spotify Singles recordings. He dropped a stripped-back version of his own song ‘Mars’ and a cover of Madonna’s hit single ‘Like A Virgin.’ His Bowie-referencing single ‘Mars’ rendition is both intimate and soulful, while his cover of Madonna’s iconic song is funky and fun. You get the best of both worlds when listening to his Spotify Singles! Both songs were recorded at the legendary Sound City Studios in LA and are now streaming exclusively on Spotify – listen here!
When asked about this experience, YUNGBLUD spoke out about how particular this version of ‘Mars‘ was for him and the fanbase and why he picked to cover ‘Like A Virgin.’
The two songs I chose were ‘Like a Virgin’ by Madonna and ‘mars’ by myself. I decided to strip ‘mars’ back, just me and the piano. It’s something that this song deserves, to exist in its purest form so the emotion can just radiate. I have owed my fan base a version like this for a long time. I hope they love it!
When we were choosing a song to cover, I wanted it to be completely out of the box yet make absolute sense all at the same time. Madonna is a massive idol of mine, I admire every move she artistically made. I wanted to take the classic, add some YUNGBLUD energy and shake it the f*** up!
Dominic Harrison aka YUNGBLUD
YUNGBLUD’s Back Performing Live!
Additionally, YUNGBLUD returned to the stage with a full capacity indoor gig last week in Los Angeles. The artist announced he would be putting on a FREE concert at the iconic venue Whiskey A GO-GO for the first 500 people to turn up! Also seen at the show to support Dom was good friend and rapper Machine Gun Kelly alongside his girlfriend and actress Megan Fox. YUNGBLUD put on a stellar two-hour set performing songs from his newest album, Weird!, for the first time, as well as including a brand new unreleased song, creating an unforgettable night for him and his fans. He also met people outside the music venue, played a few more acoustic songs, and took photos with his fans. What a great way for him to make his live performance come back. We wish we could’ve been there!
YUNGBLUD will also be touring later this year in the UK and Europe for his Life On Mars tour and making appearances at a lot of festivals all across the globe this summer. Don’t miss your chance to see him live! Grab your tickets here!
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