It’s been nearly three months since fans last heard new music from YUNGBLUD. Now, after two weeks of built-up anticipation, his explosive new single “Strawberry Lipstick” is finally here.
The new single is off of his forthcoming sophomore album that is due out later this year.
Then, on July 1, YUNGBLUD began teasing something on social media. The multi-talented artist posted a peculiar tweet telling fans to watch out for an announcement on July 7. He also incorporated emojis of black hearts, a lipstick and a strawberry.
“See you July 7th. Tell ya mates. Goodnight till then. Look after each other. I love you,” he tweets.
see you july 7th. tell ya mates. goodnight till then. look after each other. i love you. 🖤🍓💄🖤 pic.twitter.com/DU8tLJOJWt
— YUNGBLUD (@yungblud) July 1, 2020
A week later, he released a video teaser on the two-year anniversary of his debut album 21st Century Liability. The video shows YUNGBLUD lighting his clothes from the album cover on fire while wearing a dress strikingly similar to the iconic one worn by Spice Girls‘ Geri Halliwell.
it’s time to step out of the 21st century … 🖤🍓🖤 pic.twitter.com/06MlnY6AaT
— YUNGBLUD (@yungblud) July 6, 2020
Finally, on July 7, he announced that his new single “Strawberry Lipstick” is on its way. The single’s artwork includes his signature pink socks and the Union Jack dress he wore in the video teaser.
— YUNGBLUD (@yungblud) July 7, 2020
Now, after much anticipation, the explosive “Strawberry Lipstick” is finally here. The modern-day love song opens up with YUNGBLUD’s proclamation, “This is a song about a person I love.”
The upbeat single features glam-rock influences alongside YUNGBLUD’s distinctive snarling vocals and charismatic energy. As well, the single’s lyrics greatly spotlight YUNGBLUD’s androgynous style.
Released via Locomotion and Interscope Records, “Strawberry Lipstick” is co-produced by YUNGBLUD and his longtime collaborators Chris Greatti (Poppy, Grimes) and Zakk Cervini (Bishop Briggs, Machine Gun Kelly).
The single’s new video arrives at noon EST here. YUNGBLUD previously teased that L.A.-based singer/songwriter Jesse Jo Stark appears in the new video.
she’s gonna suck on my strawberry lipstick … @jessejostark 🖤🍓💄🍓🖤
VIDEO OUT THIS THURSDAY WIV THE SONG 🖤 pic.twitter.com/bTmiYV7bkc
— YUNGBLUD (@yungblud) July 14, 2020
As well, he also shared a clip of the forthcoming video on Wednesday. The teaser shows YUNGBLUD in a boxing ring, jamming out with his band and, of course, loads of strawberries. So, it is inevitably clear that the single’s video is bound to be as entertaining as the song itself.
— YUNGBLUD (@yungblud) July 15, 2020
“Strawberry Lipstick” is off of his forthcoming sophomore album that is due out later this year. The new release follows up YUNGBLUD’s debut full-length album 21st Century Liability that was released in 2018. In 2019, YUNGBLUD released his hope for the underrated youth EP which debuted in the top 10 on the U.K. Official Albums chart.
Over the past few years, YUNGBLUD has collaborated with various artists including blackbear, MGK, Halsey, blink-182‘s Travis Barker and Imagine Dragons‘ Dan Reynolds. “I Think I’m OKAY,” his collab with MGK and Barker, was recently certified platinum in the U.S. after it surpassed 1 million sales.
YUNGBLUD recently performed an unreleased song, “The Emperor,” and announced his second graphic novel, Twisted Tales Of The Ritalin Club 2: Weird Times At Quarry Banks University. Preorders are available here.
YUNGBLUD’s new single “Strawberry Lipstick” is available to stream here and below.
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