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Yungblud releases new single ‘Don’t Feel Like Feeling Sad Today’

"To me, this song is what happiness feels like. A defiant sort of happiness"

By Hollie Geraghty

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

Yungblud has released his “defiant” new single ‘Don’t Feel Like Feeling Sad Today’, the latest cut from his forthcoming self-titled third album.

The Doncaster artist, real name Dominic Harrison, said in a press release that he wrote the song to “help me stand up”.

“To me, this song is what happiness feels like. A defiant sort of happiness. Looking at yourself in the mirror and telling the sadness to fuck off and come back another day,” he said.

“I wanted this song to be a little part of someone’s day. No matter what they’re going through, they can put this on and feel a bit stronger today. That’s the vision; that’s the dream.”

Listen to the new single below.

The song, which is just two-minutes long, arrives with a chaotic music video, in which Yungblud and his band perform during a water fight in a crowded street near Southbank in London. The shoot was shut down by police last week (June 20) due to overcrowding concerns.

“Come to Southbank at 3:30pm. No age limit, no applications, come after school, come after work, bring signs, dress how you fucking want,” the singer wrote on social media. “The theme is: ‘Don’t feel like feeling sad today’. Oh yeah, and maybe you might want to bring a water pistol.”

Last month, Yungblud announced that his third album would be arriving September 2.

“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,” the singer 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.”