Stranger is the latest chapter in the forever unpredictable saga of Swedish innovator Yung Lean. Set for release on November 10th via YEAR0001, Stranger further charts Yung Lean’s evolution from polarizing viral sensation to pioneering mainstay in modern hip-hop and electronic music.
Having unveiled the hypnotic “Red Bottom Sky” earlier this month, Yung Lean is now sharing the album’s first official single “Hunting My Own Skin.” Marrying slick, sparse beats with Yung Lean’s patented flow and introspection, “Hunting My Own Skin” is available to stream HERE.
Yung Lean will celebrate the release of Stranger with a winter tour. The run of dates includes his biggest UK headline show to date, at The Roundhouse, London on 12th December. He will also tour the United States extensively, playing shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York in addition to others.
Don’t miss out on Yung Lean’s Chicago performance with Sad Boys on Wednesday, January 31st. Tickets are on sale now HERE.
Stranger is a perfectly apt title for Yung Lean, who at just 17 years old was thrust into the limelight along with friends and collaborators GUD and Yung Sherman, through their early tracks and self made YouTube videos. A misfit from Stockholm who overnight became a worldwide phenomenon, Yung Lean has outgrown his post-internet novelty beginnings to become a D.I.Y icon with an extensive, organic influence over modern culture.
A mere four years passed since “Ginseng Strip 2002” saw the light of day have seen him set off on an open minded exploration of the past, present and future of pop culture. Having encountered first hand the triumphs and tragedies of rockstar hyperbole, Yung Lean has emerged with a full grasp of his own reality; where early internet aesthetics, late 90’s southern rap and a punk mindset all fuse perfectly, setting off a cultural ripple effect that can be traced directly back to his influence.
Still merely 21 years of age, the past year was huge for Yung Lean; besides kicking off with the independently released, eclectic album Warlord and embarking on a sold out world tour, it also saw him featured on Frank Ocean’s Blonde, star in Calvin Klein’s #mycal- vins campaign, launch his own Sadboys Gear brand, co-design a sneaker for Eytys and drop a full length punk album together with GUD as Död Mark – to name a few highlights.
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