Yungblud recently shared a new single, “Tissues,” from his new, self-titled third album. “Tissues samples” The Cure‘s classic track, “Close To Me.”
The self-titled third album was released via Locomotion Recordings/Polydor Records on Friday.
Three other songs from the album – “The Funeral,” “Memories” and “Don’t Feel Like Feeling Sad Today” – were previously released.
Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, Yungblud explained seeking permission from The Cure frontman Robert Smith for the sample.
“Then I emailed and was like, ‘Hello Robert Smith of the Cure. ‘Close To Me’ – probably the most iconic British beat of all time. May I use it in the song?’ And I was like I don’t know what I’m gonna do if he says no,” Yungblud said.
“But he got back in a couple days. He types in all caps, Robert. He was like, ‘HELLO DOM, YOU CAN USE IT ALL GOOD HERE, LOVE ROBERT,'” he added. “Called my boys up and was like, ‘I’ve sampled ‘Close To Me’ they’ve let me use it.’ It was like a mosh pit – my boys in the North were like, ‘YOOOOOO!'”
Yungblud, whose real name is Dominic Harrison, said he started putting on eyeliner because of Smith, adding, “They represented and personified my happy and my sadness all at the same time.”
(Photo: Tom Pallant)
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