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Yungblud announces self-titled third album

The new record from the Doncaster rabble rouser will arrive this autumn

By Nick Reilly

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Yungblud's new album arrives in September (Picture: Press)

Yungblud has announced the release of his anticipated third album, which he has described as an attempt to tell his story to his “beautiful family” of fans.

The self-titled follow-up to 2020’s ‘Weird!’ is set to arrive on September 2, and the singer says it is a comprehensive attempt to tell “my story”.

“Everything up to this moment has been a complete explosion of uncensored expression, where I just told the truth and sang about what I felt in that exact moment,” Yungblud explained on Instagram. “The difference here is that i have thought and felt this record so deeply. i went to a part of myself that I didn’t know was there. i studied it, i bathed in the emotion, tried to solve the equation and come up with an answer (at least for now) from love to pain, adoration to abandonment, laughter to betrayal.”

He continued: “My message is the same, it will always be; i will continue to be nothing but myself and encourage others to do the same. there is simply no other option. i hope it provides my beautiful family who have followed me throughout this journey answers about themselves but also questions and challenges, but most importantly I hope it fills them with love.

“You have provided me with an antidote for the emptiness and loneliness I’ve felt in the past. you have given me a voice. so here is my story. why did i call it “YUNGBLUD”? because nothing in my life has ever made more sense.”

The announcement was initially made last night via a livestream where the 24-year-old Doncaster-born singer received a tattoo on his ribcage from celebrated artist Emily Malice.

News of the record comes after he debuted his long-teased Willow collaboration ‘Memories’ earlier this month and dropped a powerful accompanying video.

That track followed ‘The Funeral’, Yungblud’s first single off the first album, that saw him hook up with Ozzy Osbourne for a chaotic video. 

Last week, he also came good on a promise to fans to paint the Pride flag on a street in Poland.

He posted a video on his social media accounts of him painting the LGBT rainbow flag outside the Expo XXI Convention Centre in Warsaw.

Alongside the video, Yungblud wrote: “never apologise. never compromise. never hide who you are. love as much as you can every fookin day!!! to love another is NEVER WRONG.”

He added in a later tweet: “It’s f***in led based paint too , try gettin that off.”