Yungblud’s “Mars” Lyrics Meaning
Yungblud’s “Mars” is reportedly about a transgender young woman, i.e. a woman who at birth was assigned the male gender. Owing to this, she acts and dresses accordingly. Of course such behavior is sadly derided by many, and as such she faces challenges in school and at home. Thus she fantasizes about getting away, specifically “to California” where such a lifestyle is accepted. And ultimately, the way the term Mars is used in the lyrics is to point to a similar notion, i.e. a hypothetical location whereas those who feel “irrelevant” and “scared as f**k” can live at peace.
So as has been his norm, Yungblud is acting as a social activist. And not only is he defending the trans community but also those who are racially oppressed and advocate climate change. Those are the type of people he envisions being beside him and other likeminded individuals on “Mars”.
This song came out via Locomotion Records and Interscope Records on the 27th of November 2020. Yungblud had first teased it a couple of days earlier, on 25 November, via his Instagram account. It is the fourth single from Yungblud’s 2020 album entitled Weird!
Yungblud wrote “Mars” along with Matt Schwartz. The singer’s inspiration is based on a real-life story in which one of his performances helped a transgender finally be accepted by his/her parents.
“Mars” was produced by the grouping of the following:
- Zakk Cervini
- Mike Crossey
- Omer Fedi
- Chris Greatti