This review was originally published in April of 2018.
Canadian Indie Pop band Youngblood is back with their single Better When You're Close. Vocalist Alexis Young describes it as being 'about romantic obsession to the point of possession'. The hooks are strong with this one, from the snappy drums with the constant upbeat on the hi-hat, to the gorgeous vocals from Young, and the single note funk guitar.
It's a dance track with a dark veil over it; a cauldron of synth bass bubbles nearby. Feelings are complicated, but the subsequent pop synthesis need not be. This one is here to keep you dancing. The band, thus the video is all futuristic noir; is love worth it?
A strangled voice, but it feels like heaven...