Every now and again, an artist comes along that totally shakes up the game. Witnessing 19-year-old Yungblud‘s (aka Dominic Harrison) live set on his first trip down under last November, I — along with an intimate audience of Sydneysiders — knew we were witnessing the start of something special.
Last year was a whirlwind for the singer-songwriter, who landed festival slots on the merit of a couple singles alone. His debut EP, written between the UK and the US, showcases Harrison’s sophisticated lyricism, visceral riffs and explosive rhythms. Blending genres and drawing on influences spanning Bob Dylan and Kendrick Lamar, ‘YUNGBLUD’ is a window into the psyche of Gen Z’s unwillingness to dawdle in the debris left for them.
Joining previously heard cuts “King Charles”, “I Love You, Will You Marry Me” and “Tin Pan Boy” (which together have racked up around 2.4 million plays online) are two new tracks; “Polygraph Eyes” and “Anarchist” are stirring cultural critiques that are both melodically rich and intricately constructed, providing an exciting glimpse at big things to come down the road.
Check out the EP in full here:
And check out our recent chat with Yungblud here.