Dominic Harrison – more commonly known as YUNGBLUD – might be fairly new to the music scene, starting his career in 2017, but he has definitely come in hot and has quickly managed to make his mark! With one of his most popular songs ‘parents,’ and his most recent album, Weird!, he has taken the world by storm and has managed to win over so many hearts (including ours), and here are a few reasons why.
1. His Fandom Is A Family
YUNGBLUD is well known for calling his fans his “family.” He often talks about how he didn’t feel like he fit in with the people around him when he was younger. He stated in his Reflection video on the Capital FM Youtube channel, “When I was growing up, I felt like it wasn’t alright to be myself,” and that’s one of the main reasons for this relationship with his fans. He wants everyone to have a space where they do fit in. An accepting family!
Dom has described himself as an optimist, and it totally makes sense. No matter how dark things get, no matter how difficult a situation is, he always tries his hardest to find the light and to stay positive and hopeful. Having ADHD is a trait that he used to hate about himself because it would make him energetic and loud and he felt that people didn’t like that. After a while though, he realized that it actually allowed him to always have fun, to be happy and buzzing! He realized that his “flaw” was actually his best asset! YUNGBLUD pushes forward this ideology and spreads happiness to his fans every chance he gets!
3. His Iconic Style
Skirts, dresses, heels, lipstick, eyeliner, painted nails, jewelry. You name it, he wears it. YUNGBLUD is so unapologetically himself and has the confidence to express himself however he wants! He is always encouraging his fans to be who they are and who they want to be without letting anyone get in the way. The way in which he projects himself is inspiring and, whether he knows it or not, him being himself motivates others to be themselves too! He bends the “rules” set by society in so many ways and we love to see it!
4. YUNGBLUD Is Bringing Back The Punk-Pop-Rock Sound
We all love pop, hip-hop, and rap songs – they are three of the most popular genres at the moment and there’s no reason as to why they shouldn’t be – but, what happened to punk and rock? Recently our very much beloved and well missed pop-punk sound has managed to wriggle its way back into the scene and we are certainly not complaining about it. Along with artists such as Machine Gun Kelly, Mod Sun, and Avril Lavigne, YUNGBLUD has brought back the early 2000’s sound and it’s even better than before.
5. His Lyrics
We’ve talked about his sound, now let’s talk lyrics. Politically inclined and straight from the heart, that’s the best way to describe them. His lyrics tell stories and expand on all situations in the most beautiful way. Whether you’re sad, happy, lonely, or not feeling confident within yourself, his songs are always there for you to listen to and cry to. The lyrics hit deep and they find a way to tattoo themselves into your brain. Stuck forever because they are that incredible. Who wouldn’t want to listen to music like that?
If you’ve made it to the end of this article, then we can only assume that you are ready to become a full-time, hardcore YUNGBLUD stan. All we can say to that is: As you “fookin'” should. So go dye your hair red, paint your nails black, blast ‘Weird’ from the loudest speakers you can find, and become whoever you want to be!
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