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Yungblud pens David Bowie-inspired song Mars after life-changing meeting with fan

Yungblud’s nod to David Bowie (Picture: Getty; Rex)
Yungblud has revealed that his highly-anticipated new album ‘is kind of a nod to David Bowie’.

The Loner rocker has penned a track called Mars inspired by meeting a transgender fan, whilst the record also ‘pays homage’ to the late music legend’s 1971 hit Life on Mars.

Yungblud – whose real name is Dominic Harrison – told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column: ‘There’s a song called Mars which is important to me ’cause I had a trans man come up to me and say my track Kill Somebody last year helped his parents with the community he wanted to be in.

‘And allowed him to go from being a girl – they sat with him through his transition to be a boy. I thought that was f***ing crazy.

‘He told me about his story, about how nobody understood him, and it clicked with me because it reminded me of ‘Life On Mars’ by David Bowie –  so I’m paying homage to that.’

On what fans can expect from his follow-up to his 2018 debut LP 21st Century Liability,..

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Yungblud's nod to David Bowie (Picture: Getty; Rex)
Yungblud’s nod to David Bowie (Picture: Getty; Rex)

Yungblud has revealed that his highly-anticipated new album ‘is kind of a nod to David Bowie’.

The Loner rocker has penned a track called Mars inspired by meeting a transgender fan, whilst the record also ‘pays homage’ to the late music legend’s 1971 hit Life on Mars.

Yungblud – whose real name is Dominic Harrison – told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column: ‘There’s a song called Mars which is important to me ’cause I had a trans man come up to me and say my track Kill Somebody last year helped his parents with the community he wanted to be in.


‘And allowed him to go from being a girl – they sat with him through his transition to be a boy. I thought that was f***ing crazy.

‘He told me about his story, about how nobody understood him, and it clicked with me because it reminded me of ‘Life On Mars’ by David Bowie –  so I’m paying homage to that.’

On what fans can expect from his follow-up to his 2018 debut LP 21st Century Liability, he said: ‘It’s kind of a nod to Bowie, and it’s stories about young people.’

The Tongue Tied star recently teased fans that his second album is ‘coming’ and will be ‘rock and roll’ all the way.

The 22-year-old singer shared in November: ‘There’s an album coming, and I’m writing loads, man.

‘It’s going to be rock and roll.’

Yungblud previously said he wants to be the voice of a generation.

The British star wants to be known as the biggest rock star of 2020 and he is happy to be vocal about his big ambition.

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He said: ‘I wanna be the rock star for the 2020 generation. People always advise me, “Don’t say that you want to be something, just in case you don’t turn out to be it.”

‘But I’m not afraid to say that I wanna be the rock kid for them. I hate it when people say, “Rock isn’t cool”. Rock is so f***ing cool. Pouring your heart out is cool.’

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