AceShowbiz - YUNGBLUD explains why he can't "relate" to "older" acts like The 1975 and Arctic Monkeys. The "11 Minutes" hitmaker - whose real name is Dominic Harrison - explains that those acts feel like a "generation apart" from himself, and he refuses to emulate their "profound" appearances just yet.
"When I look at The 1975 and Arctic Monkeys, they're such a different generation to me. When they speak, they're profound now," he told Rolling Stone UK magazine. "I don't want to be profound yet, I want to be on the f**king tarmac, on the ground."
"I love Matty [Healy] and I love Alex [Turner] but I don't relate to them as much as I used to. They're older and it's all very serious... I'm THERE and then I'm not. We're absolutely a generation apart, there's a big difference between us."
Meanwhile, Yungblud, 25, explained his approach to his own music, which is hinged on not wanting to create a "masterpiece" so much as being able to give people a voice through his art. He said, "I wanna be that feeling of throwing paint at the wall and sometimes it's gonna be a masterpiece and sometimes it's gonna f****** suck."
"I look at truly great British artists like Amy Winehouse or Arctic Monkeys or Sam Fender, they have their critically acclaimed albums on [album] one or two or three. I am not like them, I will never be like them. My masterpiece is not 'Back to Black' or 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not'. It's a 35-year career of making other people feel like they can express themselves. They are about the music; I am about the f****** people."