YUNGBLUD Releases New Song “Tissues”
- British singer-songwriter YUNGBLUD will release his upcoming self-titled third album on September 2, 2022.
On August 30, he released the fourth single called “Tissues” from the album.
He first performed the song at Glastonbury Festival 2022 back in June.
The track samples British rock band The Cure’s “Close To Me”, which was released from their sixth album “The Head on the Door” in 1985.
It was written by Dominic Harrison, Robert Smith, Chris Greatti, Jake Torrey, Matt Schwartz, and Paul Meany.
Produced by Chris Greatti, Paul Meany, YUNGBLUD, Jake Torrey and Matt Schwartz.
YUNGBLUD told Zane Lowe of Apple Music about the song, “As I enter a new vector of YUNGBLUD, I wanted to dance. I remember when we were making it I was like 'I just want to dance!' I remember we were writing in the studio and the session wasn’t going well it was like midnight. I was thinking about packing it in and going home but then we opened a crate of Bud Light, started putting songs on that we loved and this came on [The Cure's 'Close To Me'], and I was just like 'yo we should sample this' and every producer in the studio was like 'No, but the publishing” and I’m like 'shut up about the publishing, get it off iTunes, cut it up, and loop it... let’s go.' That’s what I said to them I was like 'If I can somehow convince Robert Smith to allow me to do this, I don’t care. Like, I’ve won.' It was beautiful. It just… I just wanted to make on this record music that me and my mates want to listen to. That was the formula. And obviously we grew up with this song.”
- He continued, “Previously I’d met Robert Smith in London at the NME awards 2019. I’m very much the new kid on the block. The 1975 are over there and Robert Smith is over there. And I’m smack bang in the middle freaking out like 'I do not deserve to be her.' trying to catch Robert Smith’s eye and I took my mum to the NME Awards. About two hours into the awards show, I’d lost my mother and I turn around and she’s talking to Robert Smith and I’m like 'NOOOO!' So, I walk over and I’m like 'alright mum, hello Robert, honored to meet ya' and he was like 'I love what you’re doing' and then I got his email through some connection, and then I emailed and was like 'Hello Robert Smith of the Cure… ‘Close To Me’ — probably the most iconic British beat of all time. May I use it in the song?' And I was like I don’t know what I’m gonna do if he says no. But he got back in a couple days. He types in all caps, Robert. He was like 'HELLO DOM, YOU CAN USE IT ALL GOOD HERE, LOVE ROBERT.' Called my boys up and was like 'I’ve sampled ‘Close To Me’ they’ve let me use it.' It was like a mosh pit - my boys in the North were like 'YOOOOOO!'”
- source : Apple Music