I’m a lover, not a fighter, but I’ll fight if I have to.
My personality is energetic, fun, yet slightly psychotic.
If people don’t like who you are, they aren’t meant to be in your life.
When I felt upset and lost, music always had the answer.
The broken heart on my right finger represents me before I figured out who I was, and the full heart on my left is because I’m left-handed, I use that to write my music, and my music helped me obtain my direction in life.
We don’t realize how much we need something until it’s taken away from us.
We are so distracted and focused on what’s next, we can fail to see what is actually in front of us.
I’ve always had a lot of energy and had a lot of opinions all my life – people misunderstood that about me being naughty, gobby, or different.
That’s what my song ‘Medication’ is about – everyone trying to make you a zombie.
People are scared to have a strong opinion because, with social media, almost everyone lives the life of a celebrity.
I’ve always been enthralled with chaos and mayhem musically, and I loved speaking out and challenging stuff, and I thought, why is my music not representing this?
There’s not many people that can handle my sheer madness.
Music is a part of someone’s soul. Music is a feeling for me. And if that soul is evil, then I don’t want anything to do with it.
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All my life, I’ve had a fear of being told what to say, so I’m not telling people what to think. I’m encouraging them to say what they think.
I’ve been in love a couple times, but you never know if it’s truly the one until you meet the right person.
All my life I’ve felt quite misunderstood because of my personality.
I don’t want to be liked by everyone.
I like to say I’m like a puppy in a room of cats.
The hardest part of being an artist is discovering what it is you do differently.
‘My Name Is’ by Eminem was a song that changed my life.
To me, that’s what music entails. It’s freedom, it’s having the undeniable confidence to express yourself in a way that you know is right.
I’ve got ADHD, and my whole life, people thought I was some kind of troublemaker because I had all this energy.
My generation, we’re so smart and opinionated, and we know the world we want to live in; we know the future we want. We’re such a liberal, forward-thinking generation that’s been held back by an older generation that doesn’t understand it, doesn’t want the world to progress quickly because of old ideologies.
I think there are loads of different types of love.
No one could put my personality in a box. I didn’t necessarily fit in.
I admire hip-hop artists because they drop so much music.
Growing up, I was so inspired by front men like Mick Jagger, Freddie Mercury, and Kurt Cobain – real showmen that put on ‘a performance’ every time they walk out on stage – so it’s important for me to feel like I deliver that.
My goal is to reach as many people as possible and inspire them.
Rosa Parks is rock and roll.
The biggest misunderstanding about me is that I’m just a bratty, gobby idiot.
When I was 10, I had dyed red hair, and I used to paint my nails – I think my mum secretly loved it.
I think if you stand still, you get forgotten, and I’m not here to get forgotten.
I’m a rock and roll kid, but to me, rock and roll isn’t just four idiots banging their instruments really loud.
I’ve wanted to play Lollapalooza all my life.
I love what Drake does.
I remember talking about a Mozart song during a music class at school, and I said, ‘I wouldn’t have done it like that.’ I didn’t like the way the chords moved. And my teacher told me to get out.
I always spoke my mind, and that was a result of the music I listened to growing up.
I’ve always felt really misunderstood because I got a lot of energy, and I never conformed to a certain path.
I want it to have a message. I want it to empower people to say what they think.
All my life I feel like I haven’t been heard.
I wanna be an artist on the whole; I don’t wanna be within a genre.
I’m a total nutcase; a lot of people don’t get me.
Oasis were massive for me, because of the attitude and what they represented and how outspoken they were. It felt like they were exactly like me.
When you find new genres of music, you take ownership of them.
I would listen to artists like My Chemical Romance, Eminem, Busta Rhymes, Blink-182, Paramore… all these bands were so unafraid of being themselves. They talked about their problems and what was going on in their heads. It grabbed and latched on to me, and I felt like I could do that, too.
My generation is so intelligent.
The best thing for me is the amount of DMs and people hitting me up every day saying, ‘Your music is providing me with answers.’ That blows my mind, because that’s what Alex Turner and Eminem were for me.
When I went out to America, and someone wanted to sign me and invest in me, that was a big moment because, all my life, people have been trying to tell me to be different to what I was.
Rock n’ roll’s not dead.
I write music about what’s going on in my head, what I’m angry about, and what I think is wrong/right.
Now when I step onstage, I have this hour when I can just be completely myself, just a massive ball of energy. Sometimes I get so lost in the performance, people look a little frightened – but that’s a good thing.
The connection I have with my fans is so important, and I want to break the boundaries and break the barriers between an artist and a crowd. It is so important, and I learn so much through my fans, and they help me.
I want to spread a message of positivity, not hatred.
I’m a massive Donny Rovers fan.
My mum and dad were always supportive of me. They always let me express myself.
Every show I play, 10 or 10,000 people, I want it to be the same one.
As a kid, I always so enthralled and excited by rebellion.
I’m quite an emotional person… I ain’t just this Northern brat all the time.
People turn up at my shows with black hearts on their knuckles, waving their hands in the air like flags.
I get tons of messages every day telling me, ‘Your music has provided me with answers.’
I love jewellery and stuff, so when I first got signed, I spent it on a load of bling.
I don’t want to preach to anyone, because I’m not.
The essence of Yungblud is connection. That’s all I want to do: connect with people.
Initially, I started writing music because I wanted to express my thoughts and get what was going on in my head out to the world.
Teachers, people, and, to be honest, some of my classmates didn’t understand me. I was the person they didn’t like because I would always speak my mind and had a lot of energy. I’d be bouncing around all the time, being very opinionated.
I grew up on rock and roll like My Chemical Romance, who were actually genuinely talking about and saying things.
I don’t want to preach to anyone, because if someone preaches to me, I just turn off – I’ve been preached to my whole life.
I just want to say what I think and encourage others to say what they think.
The music I grew up listening to had a message.
I don’t want to be an old man in a pub singing about Margaret Thatcher.
From a young age, I was always very transparent, and that’s why the kids’ mums didn’t like me. I would tell you if I didn’t like your beans on toast.