Yesterday you won the Best Live Act Award at the 2022 O2 Silver Clef Awards, presented by the charity Nordoff Robbins, which provides music therapy to people “living with life-limiting illness, disability and isolation.” Congratulations! So how was the afterparty?
Yeah, we’ve not really been to bed… but good. I’m not too tired.
Your new album Yungblud comes out in September. Why is your third album self-titled?
I think it just got to that point. Everybody had an idea of what Yungblud meant. People often ask me what Yungblud means, and it really is up to you and all of us. That’s what I want this album to reflect.
Would you say that happened because of your strong connection with your fans?
It’s a community of people that doesn’t chase the culture. It’s not about fucking trends. It’s not about hits. It’s about people that feel like they can be who they are and people coming together for love. I think it’s the right time to call the album Yungblud, and I actually had many names for it. The first name was Young and Loose When You Stop Getting Up, but Yungblud says that. It defines the beacon of youth culture.