British rockstar, Yungblud, releases his inaugural Spotify Singles recordings with a stripped-down version of his single “mars” on Side A and a cover of Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” on Side B. This rendition of his Bowie-referencing single “mars” is both intimate and soulful, while his cover of Madonna’s iconic song is funky, synthy, and sure to unite generations as a nostalgic fist-pumper this summer. Both songs were recorded at the legendary Sound City Studios in LA and are now streaming exclusively on Spotify.

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When asked about the Spotify Singles experience, YUNGBLUD says:

“Recording at Sound City just blew my mind. I’m still picking my brains up off the pavement to be honest. To record in that studio you need to bring everything you have or you don’t get past the car park.

The two songs I chose were ‘Like a Virgin’ by Madonna and ‘mars’ by myself. I decided to strip ‘mars’ back, just me and the piano. It’s something that this song deserves, to exist in its purest form so the emotion can just radiate. I have owed my fan base a version like this for a long time. I hope they love it!

When we were choosing a song to cover, I wanted it to be completely out of the box yet make absolute sense all at the same time. Madonna is a massive idol of mine, I admire every move she artistically made. I wanted to take the classic, add some YUNGBLUD energy and shake it the f**k up! This is a song I heard growing up, my mum and my sisters used to play it all the time so that added real pressure to get it right!”

Additionally, this past Friday, June 25thYungblud celebrated his return to live music with a free show at the iconic Whiskey A-Go-Go in Los Angeles. The show, which was open to all ages, reached full capacity as Yungblud performed a stellar 2-hour set and creating an unforgettable night for him and his fans.