YUNGBLUD and Lil Yachty drop trippy new single
YUNGBLUD and Lil Yachty have shared their new song that blends the worlds of alt-rock and hip-hop.
YUNGBLUD hopes his and Lil Yachty's collaboration 'When We Die (Can We Still Get High?)' inspires the "future of alternative and hip-hop".
The alt rocker has joined forces with the 'Top Down' rapper on the new track, out today (26.01.24), which turns out has been in the making for five years, and he hopes it can influence a whole new generation of alternative and hip-hop music.
YUNGBLUD - whose real name is Dominic Harrison - said: “Me and Yachty have been talking since 2019 and I’ve always thought we were on the same trip – **** the rules, push things forward.
“So, when I wrote the song, I knew he’d add something amazing. I wanted this moment to be a collision of each other’s imagination and sound. I’m really excited about it and for what it could potentially inspire between the future of alternative and hip-hop. Press play.”
The slow-burning track is ethereal and trippy and continues Yachty's psychedelic rock experimentation.
The dramatic accompanying music video - which was filmed in Atlanta, Georgia - sees YUNGBLUD immersed underwater doing somersaults, with water bubbles coming out of his nose and mouth before he gets company and receives a hug whilst still submerged.
The latest collaboration comes after YUNGBLUD teamed up with Bring Me The Horizon on their second song together, 'Happier', which follows 2020's 'Obey'.
The 26-year-old star also released the singles 'Lowlife' and 'Hated' last year.
As for Yachty, also 26, whose real name is Miles Parks McCollum, he swapped out his signature trap style for psychedelic rock-influenced tunes on his fifth studio album, 'Let's Start Here’, released last January.
In 2022, YUNGBLUD revealed he had a "full psychedelic rock album" ready and waiting to be released, but he sounded unsure if it will be released.
He said he wants to release it in one go without any singles.
He told Billy Corgan's 'Thirty-Three With William Patrick Corgan' podcast: “I’ve got another album – I don’t know when it’s going to come out.
“It was [recorded around] New Year’s Day 2021… we made a full psychedelic rock album in a month and it’s just sitting there, and I don’t know when it will come out yet.”
He continued: “I just want to kind of drop it and let it be a thing. I don’t want to work a psychedelic rock album. There’s no singles, just one kind of feeling the whole way through that I just want to drop at some point.
“Everyone is going to ask me what the single is – I just want to let it be.”
The 'Funeral' rocker's last studio album was 2022's 'Yungblud'.