Vancouver alt-pop heroes Youngblood, fronted by the queen-like Alexis Young, are preparing listeners for their new summer EP with “Better When You’re Close” – a dancey, infectious anthem that dives into a romantic emotional threshold. With Prince-esque guitars and Young’s celestial & dreamy vocals, the song is incredibly hard to resist.
Fresh off their two performances at the 2018 Juno Award festivities in Vancouver as part of the TD Green Room Series, Youngblood is gearing up for a busy summer. Formed in 2016 and what started as a creative outlet for frontwoman Alexis Young, the band has now received global attention for their dichotomous allure.
Young says on the new single, “The song is about romantic obsession to the point of possession- where you feel like your entire body and mind have been involuntarily taken over by the mere close proximity of another person and you’ve lost your sense of self. It’s about coming to terms with the realities of putting love and lust on a pedestal, and just how quickly a person can become consumed by infatuation of the highest degree. Crippling, consuming, and it also has a sweet bass line that you can dance to, because why not.” We’ve all been there, Alexis – let’s just dance it off.