YUNGBLUD Is Dropping An EP That Features Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds

By Katrina Nattress

September 25, 2019

YUNGBLUD recently mentioned he was going to be releasing a new EP in September and new album next year, and though we won't be getting the former until October now, it'll be well worth the wait. This week, the British rocker formally announced the Hope For The Underrated Youth EP, and aside from featuring his most recent singles "Parents" and "Hope For The Underrated Youth," the six-song album is also set to include a collaboration with Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds called "original me."

Hope For The Underrated Youth is slated for an October 11 release and can be pre-ordered here.

Aside from the album announcement, YUNGBLUD also shared a powerful video for the EP's title track.

“I wanted this project to amplify a world that is consumed with unjustified hate. A world, where the common denominator of my generation is the fight for hope, unity and the deep desire for equality,” he said of the visuals. “Our ideologies are colliding head on with the hate around us, but we are beating it with a bouquet of f**king flowers! I wrote this project about the people I’ve met around the world, the stories I’ve heard and the journeys, that went on inside my own head. The video was shot in Bulgaria with the most incredible young people. They helped me tell this story. They made this video what it is. Thank you.”

Watch the "Hope For The Underrated Youth" video below, but be warned — it's graphic.

YUNGBLUD's currently traversing the country. Check out a full list of tour dates below.

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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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