The mashup king is at it again. In his typical style of defying genre barriers, YUNGBLUD just fused Avril Lavigne’s “I’m With You” with Taylor Swift’s “Cardigan.” It’s the combination nobody asked for, but we all secretly needed it. 

Backed by a string section, the British alt musician presented the medley on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge Tuesday. It’s a softer take than his past performances on the channel, which makes it all that much more poignant. 

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The performance is part of Radio 1’s Live Lounge month, which has run through September and featured prominent artists such as Lana Del Rey, Demi Lovato and Sam Smith

This is hardly the first time that YUNGBLUD surprised us with a mashup. In a 2018 Alternative Press exclusive, he seamlessly blended songs by Nirvana, Juice WRLD and Ariana Grande at soundcheck.

He went on to make his debut on the Live Lounge stage in September 2019 with an incredible cover featuring songs by Travis Scott, Amy Winehouse, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello.

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“Playing the Live Lounge was always a massive dream of mine. I used to have the CDs as a kid,” YUNGBLUD told BBC in August. “To do it last year was so insane, but this time I have eight months of repressed energy and a whole lot of fire to get out. So bring your petrol!”

While we can’t say that his cover screams “repressed energy,” it certainly seems to showcase the raw emotion and vulnerability that he’s capable of. Seriously, just try to watch it without tearing up a little bit.

Of course, fans were quick to express their delight with the rendition via Twitter.

What do you think of YUNGBLUD’s Taylor Swift and Avril Lavigne mashup? Let us know in the comments and be sure to preorder your copy of his sophomore album, Weird!, which is slated for release Nov. 13. Check out the tracklisting below along with the dates for his upcoming digital tour

Tickets to the Weird Time Of Life tour are limited and run for $5, so be sure to get them here when they go on sale Oct. 2 at 9 a.m PDT.

Weird! tracklist:
  1. “teresa”
  2. “cotton candy”
  3. “strawberry lipstick”
  4. “mars”
  5. “superdeadfriends”
  6. “love song”
  7. “god save me, but don’t drown me out”
  8. “ice cream man”
  9. “weird!”
  10. “charity”
  11. “it’s quiet in beverly hills”
  12. “the freak show”

11/16 – London, UK
11/17 – Glasgow, UK
11/18 – Manchester, UK
11/19 – Dublin, IE
11/20 – Paris, FR
11/21 – Berlin, DE
11/22 – Munich, DE
11/23 – Amsterdam, NL
11/30 – New York, NY
12/01 – Boston, MA
12/02 – Toronto, CA
12/03 – Chicago, IL
12/04 – Atlanta, GA
12/05 – Seattle, WA
12/06 – Los Angeles, CA
12/07 – Sydney, AU