Yungblud’s ‘Lowlife’ Is An Anthem To Alienation | News

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Yungblud has shared new song ‘Lowlife’.

The extrovert alt figure is known for his larger than life presence, but this new single finds Yungblud dealing with alienation, boredom, and a general malaise with his life. Closing the curtains and refusing to leave the house, ‘Lowlife’ revels in a kind of gleeful darkness.

Out now, it pivots between crunching synths and rock elements, with a children’s choir joining on the chorus. It’s a neat touch, moving between innocence and the darkness of the lyric.

According to Yungblud the new song came from a spell in his life when he simply didn’t want to leave the house – as the outside world just represented a place of judgement. He says…

“I wrote ‘Lowlife’ because I just didn’t want to leave my house. I was sick of people, of games, of myself, my friends, anytime I did anything some idiot had an opinion about it. What I should do or be. The truth is I didn’t want to be anything at all sometimes, I wanted to be nothing. So I just didn’t leave bed. I was dissatisfied and craving some sort of boredom. The type of boredom where you sit in your house, in the same sheets and watch fucking mind numbing TV, so I wrote a song about it.” 

Yungblud eventually parted the curtains, opened the door, and raced down to the studio – with absolutely nothing prepared. Working with Paul Meany, the two built ‘Lowlife’ from the ground up.

He says: “I’ve not been going into the studio intent on making something like, ‘Close To Me’ or ‘Born This Way’ or ‘Life On Mars’. We’d start with a blank canvas each time, bring up a beat and see what the f**k happens.” 

Tune in now.

Related: In Conversation – Yungblud

Photo Credit: Dan Sullivan

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