“Everyone has an opinion about what Yungblud is: whether you love it, you hate it, or you’re indifferent; whether you’ve just found it or known it for years. Everyone has an opinion,” says Harrison, dragging up a chair in the Hawley Arms. Since his emergence in 2018, the gulf between who he is and the world’s perception of him has widened: the higher he has risen, the more the expectations of others have distorted Yungblud’s definition of himself, stunting an evolution that extends beyond caricature.