On this Indie88 Live Session, we’re joined by Vancouver-based alt-pop band Blonde Diamond, formerly known as Youngblood.
The band features members of Hot Hot Heat, Fake Shark, and Gay Nineties. They have racked up over 1.5 million streams on Spotify.
Blonde Diamond also won the nation-wide JUNO Master Class mentorship program in 2017, after earning their first viral hit with their first single “Feel Alright.”
They performed for us an at-home acoustic version of their latest single “Red Flags.” The track aims to shed light on abusive relationships. The single also earned the band their first ever spot on the Canadian Alt 100 chart.
“‘Red Flags’ is a retrospective of moments leading up to the realization that a seemingly fairytale romance has slowly evolved into a dark, twisted, and manipulative stronghold,” frontwoman Alexis Young explains.
“It’s the moment of clarity: realizing that walking away is stronger than trying to tough it out. And more importantly, understanding that you cannot try to fix someone else at the expense of your own well-being.”