YUNGBLUD loves his fans, and he's solidified that relationship with his fanbase by having one of them appear on a new version of Parents. The track originally appeared on his 2019 EP The Underrated Youth, but it's seen a recent resurgence on social media, and he wanted a way to thank fans for loving the track.
YUNGBLUD invited Liverpool-based Chloe Noone to appear on the new version of Parents, which was recorded at Liverpool's Parr Street Studios. YUNGBLUD chose the 19-year-old from a list of thousands, after hearing her new verse for the track over on TikTok. The power of social media is WILD.
Speaking about putting the track together, YUNGBLUD says, "Parents is very much the anthem for my fan base and when I saw it was re-emerging on TikTok I asked them if I should get an artist to remix it and who should that artist be. Then it occurred to me, this song is about us, it is a celebration of individuality and a celebration of the determination of my generation, so I thought "fuck it I’m gonna release a record with one of my fans" because this song is about my fans.
“I found Chloe Noone, a 19-year-old from Liverpool who in her verse is singing so passionately about equality for women, it just jumped out to me and especially right now is something people need to hear! I love Chloe and her family are amazing, I can’t wait to bring her out on stage to sing it with me. Yungblud is about destroying the barriers between me and my fan base, we are one!”
Speaking about appearing on the track, Chloe says, "This whole experience has just been surreal. I have been a fan of Yungblud for a while now but I never expected my verse in the Parents duet to get much attention let alone being called up by Yungblud and asked to feature on the track.
"I honestly thought it was going to be a very long time before I was part of something this professional and legitimate. I’m so grateful to Yungblud and his whole team for making my dream of being an artist see the light sooner than I expected. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!” Chloe's verse is a great addition to the song, and she slots in seamlessly. We imagine this isn't the last we'll hear from her - and it's so cool that YUNGBLUD's been able to showcase her voice to his audience.
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Check out a video of how the collaboration came together below, as well as the finished track. The video captures his reaction to Chloe's TikTok duet, and the end result is pure magic. Who's going to feature us on their next track? We'll be on standby.