Ask your #WCW with Alexis Young aka Youngblood

*photo by Lauren Zbarsky

Our #womancrushwednesday this week is Alexis Young, the beauty and brains behind Youngblood!

Inspired by the likes of French electronic duo Air, the fiery Grace Jones, and a little bit of sultry Nancy Sinatra, Youngblood is Alexis’ creative dream-pop brainchild. Alexis cut her teeth in the music scene as the keyboardist/vocalist for the new wave group Sex with Strangers. Now on her own, she’s created her own signature and unforgettable sound; dreamy, marshmallow sounds laced with dark, pulsating grooves, crafting a unique blend of pop.  Her first single ‘Easy Nothing’, saw her working with producer Kevvy Mental (Fake Shark, Carly Rae Jepsen), while her latest single introduced a collaboration with the multi-disciplinary Parker Bossley (Gay Nineties, Mounties, Fur Trade) and Juno-nominated DJ and producer Sleepy Tom (Fool’s Gold Records).  In “Feel Alright” Youngblood challenges perceptions of success: self-image, wealth and finding love. Embodying these cultural paradigms throughout the video, Youngblood touches upon the unavoidable tendency for us to seek validation through cliché measures of success. See for yourself; watch the video below:


With a highly anticipated EP coming out very soon, we caught up with Alexis to chat love dating and romance!
What is your definition of romance?

Romance is effortless conversation, and feeling like you’ve missed a step even when you’ve seen the person a thousand times. 

What is your ideal first date/ what’s the best date you’ve ever been on?
Something stupid and spontaneous. One of my favourite recent dates was going to an outdoor music festival and dancing in the sunshine to smooth yacht rock and drinking sangria, then biking to a crusty punk bar across the city, crushing beers, and moshing the night away. True love. 

What’s the strangest thing you have ever done to get a love interest’s attention?
Entered a rap battle.
If there was one piece of advice you could give to other women out there, what would it be?
Be yourself, know what you want, and don’t be afraid to ask for it. The best relationships are built on respect and honest communication. 
How do you keep the romance alive in your relationship?
We challenge each other, and keep each other inspired.

Describe your love life in one word. 

Rock-hard. 😉 
Catch Youngblood as party of Canadian Music WeekFriday May 6th at the Rivoli for the MusicBC showcase.  She goes on at 10pm, don’t miss it!


Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Addicted Magazine. Her myriad of addictions include music, fashion, travel, technology, boxing and trying to make the world a better place. Nadia is also a feminist, an animal lover, and a neverending dreamer. Keep up with her on social media through @thenadiae.
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