Yungblud have shared the official music video for their latest single “Tissues”, which you can watch below.
Posted on Tuesday (August 30), the Doncaster artist, real name Dominic Harrison, performs a sample of The Cure classic ‘Close To Me’. ‘Tissues’ appears on Yungblud’s self-titled third album, out today (September 2).
In the images accompanying the single, we see Harrison dancing on a theater stage full of partygoers frozen in time. She then moves in front of a background decorated with love hearts displaying the lyrics of the song.
Later, he hands a condom to one of the motionless guests and takes a sunflower from another’s hand. After a message that says “Love makes you move” appears on the screen, the audience finally comes to life. Meanwhile, Yungblud expands a choreographed routine with a group of dancers.
Speaking about the clip, Harrison explained, “This is a new era for Yungblud. I wanted to dance, I wanted to move, and I wanted to really embody what this song means in the video . It’s happiness, it’s euphoria, and it’s letting go.”
You can watch the official “Tissues” video, directed by Charlie Sarsfield, here:
Sarsfield (via Little Black Book) said, “I wanted the look to show that scary but beautiful moment of falling in love. It’s beautiful because of how special love is, but it’s scary because -you become so vulnerable.
“By having everyone in the video be static until the final chorus was released, I wanted to show that moment of holding your breath before you take the leap.” He continues, “The video focuses on Yungblud and his exciting performance, but we also had to create a unique and interesting world around them without minimizing that epic performance. You can watch the video multiple times and notice something different, which adds an extra layer of fun.”
After releasing his latest single, Yungblud recalled meeting The Cure’s Robert Smith at the NME Awards, and talked about how he convinced the frontman to clear the ‘Close To Me’ sample.
“I emailed him and said, ‘Hello Robert Smith from The Cure … ‘Close To Me’ – probably the most iconic British hit of all time. Can I use it in the song?” Harrison said, “And I was like, ‘I don’t know what I’m going to do if he says no.
He continued: “But he came back in a few days. He writes in all caps, Robert. He was like, ‘GOD, I CAN USE IT GOOD HERE, LOVE ROBERT.’ He called my guys and was like, ‘I sampled ‘Close To Me’ [y] they let me use it’. It was like a mosh pit – my guys from the North were like, ‘YOOOOOO!'”
In a four-star review, NME described new album ‘Yungblud’ as Harrison’s “most confident and cohesive album, in which he fights hate with understanding and love,” adding, “It’s a battle that knowing he can get a fight.” .
Meanwhile, Yungblud has announced that he will be holding three intimate concerts next week in Los Angeles in one night.