By Mathew Wilkins
VANCOUVER – Youngblood’s new video, a modern reworking of France Gall’s 1964 hit “Laisse Tomber Le Filles” is dangerous, defiant and unapologetic. Packing a powerful and enduring message about love and relationships, the song warns listeners of the imminent ruin that they face should they decide to play with a woman’s heart.
The video features Alexis Young herself, ambling through old streets and buildings around Europe as she sings to the camera with palpable attitude. Spliced within the video is scarcely discernible found footage, consisting mainly of second-long clips showing various predators (tigers, spiders, and snakes, oh my!) moving in a manner eerily similar to Young as she prowls and dances through the cityscape.
Youngblood’s debut EP, Feel Alright, was released almost a year ago and has garnered a whirlwind of attention and accolades since then— including reaching half a million plays in the first few months, with the title track landing in sixth place on Spotify’s viral music charts.
Young and her band have quickly established themselves as Vancouver’s newest indie powerhouse, with a distinctive sound that’s simultaneously dreamy and vicious. With this new video acting as a delightful teaser for what’s to come, listeners can rest assured that Youngblood will continue speaking to us in the universal language of pure pop perfection.
Youngblood are performing Nov. 25 at the Biltmore Cabaret. RSVP here.Biltmore Cabaret, Youngblood