Yung Lean in 2016, Turns 20. Releases his album, Warlord, then tours the world.
At 16, Yung Lean lived online and rapped about being online. Approaching 20 he is a young adult claiming his place in the world, as a person and as a rapper. Accordingly the lyrics are growing more personal and complex, relevant to his new life experiences. Yung Lean and SadBoys have always used music to push boundaries using hip hop as a premise to explore other facets of modern music and to create new hybrids. His SadBoys producers are developing alongside him, underlining his progress with their trademark sound which has grown gradually darker and more assaultive, yet is complemented by glistening melodies and a playful attitude.
Although everything originates around music, the group’s impact has extended almost equally to fashion: as style icons and through their own exclusive designs and collaborations. Their aesthetics mirror the music with their unique blend of high and low.
Today, Yung Lean has unveiled the video to “Highway Patrol” feat. Bladee. With it’s sunbleached visuals filmed in Miami, the hazy, low-slung track, is taken from his recently released album Warlord. The extended edition, Warlord Deluxe is also out now.
The Warlord world tour comes back to the UK in August for Reading and Leeds Festival. Having already played 50 shows worldwide on the tour, Yung Lean will hit a slew of European festivals, before heading to Australia in August.
7/8 – Chemnitz, GER @ Splash!
7/9 – Frauenfeld, SUI @ Open Air
7/17 – Dour, BE @ Dour Festival
8/5 – Myslowice, POL @ OFF Festival
8/12 – Gothenburg, SWE @ Way Out West
8/26 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
8/28 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
9/2 – Moscow, RUS @ Yotaspace
9/3 – Yekaterinburg, RUS @ Dom Pechati
9/4 – St Petersburg, RUS @ Aurora
9/6 – Tallin, EST @ Rock Café
9/7 – Riga, LV @ Godvil
9/8 – Vilnius, LT @ Loftas
9/10 – Minsk, BEL @ Re:Public
9/11 – Kiev, UA @ Bingo
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2. Highway Patrol ft. Bladee
3. Fantasy ft. Lil Flash
7. Stay Down
8. Eye Contact
9. More Stacks
10. AF1’s ft. ECCO2K
11. Hocus Pocus Ft. Bladee
12. Shawty U Know What It Do
13. Miami Ultras
1. Sippin (ft. ManeMane4CGG)
2. God Only Knows
3. How U Like Me Now? (ft. Thaiboy Digital)
4. Pearl Fountain (ft. Black Kray and Bladee)
5. Stars Align