YUNGBLUD shares powerful new single, announces partnerships with mental health charities

YUNGBLUD has released a new single, and will also be donating £1 for every use of the breakdown. CapCut template towards mental health charities Mind and Sound Mind Live.

YUNGBLUD shares powerful new single, announces partnerships with mental health charities
Emily Carter

A couple of weeks on from announcing his new single – and just a few days after his brilliant Rock for People showYUNGBLUD has shared some powerful new music.

Entitled breakdown., his beautiful new track reflects how it’s “been the hardest year for me mentally” for Dominic Harrison, and as such he’s partnered with mental health charities Mind and Sound Mind Live to help others who are also struggling.

Speaking about breakdown., YUNGBLUD reveals: “I feel myself changing and throughout my life I’ve never felt good enough, it’s been the main thing that on the one hand has driven me forward but on the other, has eaten me up. For as long as I can remember I have felt constantly afraid of how quickly my head can turn dark.

“It’s always been so hard to fight the darkness that I inevitably have. A lot of people will say it’s a phase and it will go away. But it doesn’t and the reality of the situation is I have to find strategies to allow it to exist and to deal with it as a constant.

“A lot of us can feel like our lives are insignificant. We can feel like we have no purpose, so what is there to live for? The inexplicable darkness inside our heads can consume us. It can make it hard to get out of bed in the morning, force us to cancel plans, or back out of opportunities last minute.

“This song was written as a message to myself to try and exist alongside my insecurities and my darkness by grounding myself and remembering what is real in life and that the world is so much bigger than me.

“In the past my art has been about highlighting the pain and letting the world know that it is there, in order to relate to others but now I want to beat it. This song is a gateway to where my new music is heading. Embracing the light, realising what’s beautiful in the world and fighting the darkness – not wallowing in it.

“It’s about getting out of your head and noticing the world around you, the things and people. Connect with them, the chances are they probably feel the same. Don’t let the bullshit inside your head consume you. It just wastes precious time and life potential.

“Remember what is real. Help people, be kind, help the world, help yourself. You’re probably living more than you think.”

For every use of the breakdown. CapCut template, YUNGBLUD will be donating £1 (up to £25,000), split between Mind and Sound Mind Live.

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And watch the breakdown. short film below from 7pm BST.

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