Yungblud was one of the many artists who participated in BBC Radio 1’s all-star charity cover of the Foo Fighters song “Times Like These.” Speaking to ABC Audio, the U.K. rocker, born Dominic Harrison, says that getting to be a part of the performance was a “ridiculous” experience.
“In dark times, art will always make us feel better,” Harrison says. “I love that song, how relevant it feels. I loved singing it with everyone. It was ridiculous.”
The cover, which premiered last week, is raising money for BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief in support of vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with Yungblud, other performers included Coldplay‘s Chris Martin, Royal Blood, Bastille and Biffy Clyro, as well as Foo frontman Dave Grohl himself.
To sing with Grohl was particularly exciting for Harrison, who sees the former Nirvana drummer as an “absolute icon and idol.”
“I just think he’s everything I wanna be when I go through this career, whatever that may be,” Harrison says.
“I wanna end up full of love, playing music to hundreds of thousands of fans across the world,” he adds. “[Grohl] moved the needle in culture multiple times, and that’s what it’s about for me, is changing culture.”
In addition to covering Foo Fighters songs, Yungblud just dropped a new single, “Weird!”, and the first episode of his new YouTube series, Stay Home with: Yungblud, premieres today.
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