During his appearance on Clara Amfo’s show today (29 September) for Radio 1’s Live Lounge Month 2020, it was announced that YUNGBLUD has partnered with the station for a brand-new podcast series.
Launching on BBC Sounds in October, The YUNGBLUD Podcast will see the singer-songwriter turn his hand to presenting as he meets young music fans who are approaching turning points in their lives.
He’ll be talking to one fan each week about topics and issues affecting young people today such as gender, sexuality, identity, money worries, friendships, style and mental health.
YUNGBLUD says: “I am so excited to be able to have one-on-one conversations with young people about what is going on in the world right now, and hear it from their perspective.
“I’m so sick and tired of talking about things from my perspective! I can’t wait to hear what they’ve got to say, and what we’ve got to say together.”
Yorkshire born multi-instrumentalist YUNGBLUD has a huge following of young fans, with 2.4 million followers on Instagram, 1.7 million YouTube subscribers and over 1.4 billion streams worldwide.
Aled Haydn Jones, Head of Radio 1, says: “YUNGBLUD as an artist sums up what Radio 1 stands for: he’s all about energy, passion and excitement, and we know our audience have a close affinity with him and what he represents.
“His journey with the station so far has been hugely exciting, so we’re pleased to welcome him to the Radio 1 family with a new podcast and platform for connecting with young people in the UK about the issues that really matter to them.”
“I am so excited to be able to have one-on-one conversations with young people about what is going on in the world right now"
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THE YB PODCAST IS COMIN! this is YOUR time to talk. im gonna speak to one of YOU every episode. i wanna year YOUR opinions on the world and what you may be going through. go to @BBCSounds website no matter who or where you are in the world to apply 🖤🖤🖤https://t.co/U9vHkC9jaJ pic.twitter.com/DRMuqZimVh
— YUNGBLUD (@yungblud) September 29, 2020