Happy Monday, readers!
Meet our new artist to make ourÂ Music MondayÂ list this week –Â Youngr.Â
Youngr is one of our most uniqueÂ Music MondayÂ artists of all-time, as he is a one-man band!
Hailing from Manchester, UK,Â YoungrÂ grew up writing and performing music under the guidance of his father, (the legendary August Darnell akaÂ Kid Creole & The Coconuts).Â From a young age,Â YoungrÂ picked up drums, guitar, piano, bass, and any other instrument him and his brother could lay hands on in their basement, leading him to follow music to the prestigious Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts before he began playing around the local Manchester music scene.
One night after a gig,Â YoungrÂ got creative and pulled out aÂ Calvin HarrisÂ vocal from a sample pack and decided he was going to build a new version there and then. He worked through the night and filmed a video of himself putting all the parts into their final form. He threw it online without thinking, but it immediately exploded around the world. This cover, as well as others such as his rework ofÂ Temper Trapâ€™s â€œSweet Dispositionâ€ (which has over 2 million views from around the world), gaveÂ YoungrÂ the confidence to step out on the music scene with music of his own.
Youngr dropped his debutÂ singleÂ â€œOut Of My Systemâ€ last year, andÂ has amassed over 21 million Spotify streams since its release. Like we mentioned before, Youngr is superÂ unique as he is a one-man band. When people see Youngr live, they will see him sing, play drums, guitar, bass, AND piano… ALL AT ONCE! Talk aboutÂ trueÂ talent.Â
Celeb SecretsÂ sat down withÂ YoungrÂ in between dates on his first-everÂ North American tour in New York City to talk about his unique talents and upcoming music — check out the video below to learn more about his musical influences, goals for 2017, and hisÂ hilariousÂ secret that you definitely didÂ not know about him.
Keep up with Youngr by following him on Twitter at @youngr.