Getting to know Youngr

Youngr chats BBC Introducing & learning even more instruments


I first heard Youngr’s music through Greg James’ show on Radio 1 the other night. He was chosen as the ‘BBC Introducing’s Track of the Week‘ and after one listen, I instantly wanted to hear more. After a quick Spotify & Twitter search I came across more of his music, which was equally as good.

His latest single ‘Out Of My System‘ is fantastic and I absolutely love it.  Similarly to Jack Garratt, Youngr performs everything live on stage – which includes guitar, drums and more!

Get to know the soon-to-be household name here…

YFM: Hello! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself (for those who don’t know you)?

Y: I am the music man, and I come from far away and I can play!

YFM: How did the name Youngr come around?

Y: It’s my middle name. (No lie!)

YFM: How would you describe your music for someone who has never listened before?

Y: Magical! Summery. Feel good. Melodic. Colloquial.

YFM: How long have you been making music for?

Y: Funny story actually, apparently I used to play rhythms in my mums womb! So I ended up being upside down and had to be cut out. (Sorry mum) So yeah, since the womb I guess.

YFM: Some may say you’re a ‘modern day one-man-band’. How do you even begin to manage all of those instruments?!

Y: Well, it’s only piano, drums, guitar and bass… I wanna learn more! I think I might learn how to play Oboe next. Or clarinet.

YFM: You’ve recently been named as ‘BBC Introducing’s Track of the Week’, with ‘Out Of My System‘. How does it feel to be supported by such a huge channel?

Y: It’s incredible! Crazy! Always listened to Radio 1 coming home from gigs and late night studio sessions etc so it’s amazing to actually be listening to myself. Makes you feel like you’re doing something right!

YFM: Finally, I have a quick This or That?

Streaming or Physical CDS?
Listen through headphones or play music out loud?
TV or Movies?
Early Bird or Night Owl?
Coffee or Tea?
Winter or Summer?
Cinema or Netflix?
Call or Text?
Indoors or Outdoors?

You can follow Youngr’s journey on Twitter & Facebook or you can head over to his YouTube channel.


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