Born and raised in Yorkshire, England, 19-year-old singer-songwriter Dominic Harrison (a.k.a. Yungblud) was exposed to music from a very young age. His musical family includes his father, who dealt vintage guitars, and his grandfather who played with the highly influential 1970s rock band T. Rex. Inspired by artists like The Clash, Arctic Monkeys, and N.W.A., Yungblud began writing his own music at the age of ten.
This year he released his first EP, Yungblud, demonstrating his genre-bending, infectious raw energy and intelligent, socially conscious lyrics. His lead single “I Love You, Will You Marry Me” is a modern day, twisted love story based on a real-life, ill-fated marriage proposal spray-painted at a public housing project in South Yorkshire.
Another track, “Polygraph Eyes”, deals with party culture and sexual consent. “We’ve been brought up in a society where the lad mentality has just been accepted, and I think that’s something that needs to be talked about,” says Harrison. “It’s been amazing to see all the uproar that’s happened lately,” he adds. “My goal with the song was to create something that people can sing along to, then pay closer attention to the lyrics after a few listens.”