CMU Approved

Approved: Yungblud

By | Published on Wednesday 24 May 2017


There’s been a lot of talk over the last year or so about young people needing to become more involved in politics, particularly so since the announcement of the snap general election we’ve got coming up.

Well, the good news is that – while people in their 30s have been busy tweeting at other people in their 30s that The Kids should be getting more political – said Kids have been busy getting on with it themselves. Look, here’s one in the form of nineteen year old singer-songwriter Yungblud.

Having apparently gone down a storm at The Great Escape last week, musician Dominic Harrison has released one single to date, ‘King Charles’. The song shows two things. First, that he’s got some clear ideas on the politics of the day – “It’s real, real scary being under 21”, he sings at one point. Secondly, and possibly more importantly, he knows how to write a good song.

The anger and wry humour in the lyrics of ‘King Charles’ are one of the song’s hooks, but the urgency of its performance, the infectious bassline, and the soaring backing vocals all make it a track you’ll be hitting repeat on.

Listen to ‘King Charles’ here:

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