Usain Bolt Reveals the Emotional Meaning Behind His Hit Album ‘Country Yutes’

Published 09/11/2021, 10:17 AM EDT
GOSFORD, AUSTRALIA – AUGUST 31: Usain Bolt reacts from the bench during the pre-season match between the Central Coast Mariners and Central Coast Football at Central Coast Stadium on August 31, 2018 in Gosford, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)


Sprinting legend, Usain Bolt released a music album, ‘Country Yutes’, and he is already soaring in the charts. Alongside his best friend NJ, he released 14 tracks in his record-breaking album.

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Usain Bolt might not come from a musical background, but music has always been important in his life. The eight-time Olympic gold medalist took inspiration from his personal life for his new album.

Childhood memories inspiration for the title

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Artists often add personal touches to their music to express themselves fully in their music. Bolt also used his childhood memories to make his album.

When Bolt and his family shifted to Kingston, Jamaica, they faced a lot of challenges. Usain Bolt revealed that those inspired the title, as it says, ‘Country Yutes’. The word ‘Yutes’ means youth or the young boy in Jamaica.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 18: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after he wins Gold in the final of the Men’s 200m on Day 13 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Bolt said, ‘Yeah, that’s where I’m from. It’s something that I came up with true to life. When we came to Kingston, we faced some challenges like oh, we’re from the country. We got some negative feedback. We’re country. That’s how we came up with the actual name of the album.’

Interestingly, he has collaborated with his childhood best friend, which makes it a very personal album.

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Usain Bolt wants people to see the reality of life

Being an Olympic legend, with 8 gold medals, people might assume that Bolt is living the perfect life. Through his album Bolt wants people to realize everyone has difficulties in their life, that’s what makes life real. The song ‘Days Like These’ focuses on the realities of life. The lyrics go like, “always smiling but inside I am feeling so much pain. “

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Usain Bolt also revealed that ‘Days like these’ is his favorite track from his album. People are indeed enjoying and grooving to this new album by the Olympic legend, hopefully, he will come up with more in the future.

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Shreya Verma is an NBA and Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. A graduate of Political Science, Shreya comes from a strong sports background. A professional 10m air pistol shooter, Shreya is also a tennis enthusiast.

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