Watch YUNGBLUD Get Burned At The Stake In His New 'Fleabag' Video
By Katrina Nattress
August 27, 2021
YUNGBLUD's latest single "fleabag" was born out of self-doubt and condemnation, and its music video is a perfect visual representation of those feelings. From his reflection attacking him from the mirror to embracing himself by wearing a dress to literally getting burned at the stake, the young rocker explores the turmoil he felt while writing the song.
“I wrote ‘Fleabag’ in a really dark time of my life, when a lot of people around me had an expectation about what I should be. To tell you the truth it’s about being f***ing gutted about people judging me and trying to tear me down. I felt so alienated, I felt so alone,” he explained upon the song's initial release. “When everybody else has an expectation of what you should be or have their own version of your truth it messes with your brain because you start to think ‘maybe they’re right, maybe they do know what’s best for me, maybe I should change who I am,’ but ultimately I believe to my core – its the foundation I built my whole ideology around, that self-expression and the right to be unconditionally yourself is the best thing you can be. Nobody should determine how you express yourself except YOU. You are brilliant, you are beautiful, you are individual just by breathing. This song is a kick back. A kick back against the world, a kick back against my friends, against my family and some of my fanbase. I am who I am, all I want to do is spread love and lead with my heart. I’ve always told people to be themselves, sometimes I have to remember that message myself.”
Watch the "fleabag" video above.
YUNGBLUD is performing at this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas in September alongside a lineup of superstar artists. Fans across the country can tune in and watch an exclusive live stream of the show via The CW App and CWTV.com. Then, on October 2nd and 3rd, relive all of the epic performances from the weekend during a televised special on The CW Network at 8 p.m. ET/PT. And leading up to the official television special, The CW will also air an hour-long Best Of Special on Sunday, September 29th at 8 p.m. ET/PT.