Yungblud says he can’t relate to “older” bands like Arctic Monkeys and The 1975.
The 25-year-old Gen Zer explains to Rolling Stone UK that he feels “a generation apart” from these artists.
“When I look at The 1975 and Arctic Monkeys, they’re such a different generation to me,” he says. “When they speak, they’re profound now. I don’t want to be profound yet, I want to be on the f****** 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,” he adds. “They’re older and it’s all very serious.”
Yungblud says there’s a “big difference” between him and these artists: “Different brains, different way of communicating.”
As for artists he can relate to, Yungblud names Mac Miller, Billie Eilish, Lil Peep and Lil Nas X. “That’s where my head is at,” he says.
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