YUNGBLUD Expresses 'Hope For The Underrated Youth' In Empowering New Single

By Katrina Nattress

July 30, 2019

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YUNGBLUD is outspoken when it comes to his political beliefs. He addresses gun violence in his "Parents" video and breaks gender norms when he hits the stage. Now, the English rocker is taking his views one step further with the empowering new single "Hope For The Underrated Youth."

“The world right now tells us fall in line,” he says of the anti-conformist anthem. “It tells us what you’re allowed to care about, think about, even to the point what air you should f**king breathe. Things are changing drastically, a lot of the time not for the better and it’s hard to watch."

"I meet so many young people every day and the one common denominator I find is the constant fire to defy apathy and the optimism to do anything in your power to fight for a better, more equal world," he continues. "This song is about freedom of speech. This song is about freedom of expression. This song is about the forward-thinking, racism hating, LGBTQ+, liberal ‘sinners’ that we all are. I see that there is hope for this ‘Underrated Youth’ and I believe the future looks bright because we are in it.”

Listen to "Hope For The Underrated Youth" below.

YUNGBLUD is bringing his music back to North America this fall. Check out a full list of tour dates below.

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Sept. 11 – Vancouver, BC, CA – Vogue Theatre

Sept. 12 – Seattle, WA –The Showbox

Sept. 13 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater

Sept. 15 – San Francisco, CA –The Regency Ballroom 

Sept. 17 – Los Angeles, CA –The Fonda Theatre

Sept. 19 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory 

Sept. 21 – Salt Lake City, UT –The Complex

Sept. 23 – Austin, TX – Emo's

Sept. 24 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues

Sept. 25 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall 

Sept. 27 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham

Sept. 28 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse

Sept. 29 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works

Oct. 1 – Kansas City, MO –The Truman 

Oct. 2 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

Oct. 4 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre

Oct. 5 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall

Oct. 6 – Toronto, ON, CA – The Danforth Music Hall 

Oct. 9 – Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theatre

Oct. 10 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

Oct. 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer 

Oct. 14 – New York, NY – Webster Hall 

Oct. 16 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground

Oct. 17 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

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