Yungblud On Why He Doesn’t Relate To Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner Anymore
Music can never be thought of apart from the social context in which it is embedded, so it is not surprising that even within the same genre, the styles of different generations differ. Yungblud is also one of the young stars who have experienced this alienation from older generations. The music era he turned his back on is not even that far away, as referred to the music of the Arctic Monkeys in a new chat with Rolling Stone.
“When I look at The 1975 and Arctic Monkeys, they’re such a different generation to me,” he said, sharing that he can’t relate much to the two bands’ sound. “When they speak, they’re profound now. I don’t want to be profound yet; I want to be on the f*cking 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.”
He continued, “I’m there, and then I’m not. We’re absolutely a generation apart; there’s a big difference between us. Different brains, different ways of communicating. Personally, I relate to Mac Miller, Billie Eilish, Lil Peep, and Lil Nas X. That’s where my head is at.”
Although the young singer currently considers Arctic Monkeys’ music a bit dated and says he can no longer relate to the profound things they say, he previously thought Arctic Monkeys to be one of his primary motivations for starting music. When he listened to them, he revealed that he saw that they were a band ‘who didn’t fit a mold and built their own world,’ and he decided to set out to do the same.
He released his first EP at the age of 21. Since then, he has released three albums. Yungblud is often engaged in activism and participates in protests, and voices his opinions on stage on topics such as gun ownership, abortion, and the right to freedom. In his songs, too, he criticizes the age he was born into. Indeed, both music and activism can be considered channels for those who don’t want to be shaped by the world they live in and construct a new universe.