If things had gone according to plan, YUNGBLUD fans would’ve already started listening to WEIRD! over and over again. However, due to production delays amid the coronavirus pandemic, YUNGBLUD, aka Dominic Harrison, pushed the album’s release back to Dec. 4.
Even though WEIRD! is delayed, YUNGBLUD has still offered plenty of tastes of the forthcoming LP over the past few months. Earlier this year, he debuted the album’s title track along with an entertaining video.
Now, YUNGBLUD is back with yet another new song from WEIRD!. On Friday, he debuted a powerful new video for “mars.” As he explains on social media, the video depicts the struggles, stress and sense of doom many of us feel every day.
“from racial inequality to oppression against the lgbtqia+ community to transphobia, climate change denial and beyond. we are going to be the ones to change it. is there any life on mars? yes, we are the life, we are here.”
MARS OUT NOW! from racial inequality to oppression against the lgbtqia+ community to transphobia, climate change denial and beyond. we are going to be the ones to change it. is there any life on mars? yes, we are the life, we are here.🖤 #thereislifeonmarshttps://t.co/e372yttatG pic.twitter.com/mqxPi7NkWz
— YUNGBLUD (@yungblud) November 27, 2020
The inspiration for “mars” came to be after YUNGBLUD encountered a young trans woman while performing at 2018’s Warped Tour. Hearing her story about how the music community welcomed her with open arms eventually led to YUNGBLUD creating “mars.”
“She told me how her parents had come to the show with her, and how seeing our community helped them to understand that her coming out as trans wasn’t just a phase—this is who she really was,” he says. “It made me cry to think that we could have that kind of impact and change people’s perceptions, just by being ourselves.”
YUNGBLUD’s “mars” video is available to watch below.
Even though his album is delayed, YUNGBLUD still kicked off his digital tour on Nov. 17. The Weird Time Of Life virtual tour continues on Nov. 30 with his New York show. Tickets for the remaining dates are available here.
— YUNGBLUD (@yungblud) October 2, 2020
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