Q and A with Young MedicineDecember 12, 2018
Young Medicine has been taking over social media with their cover of NSYNC’s “Tearin’ Up My Heart” that has gone viral. A side from getting Lance Bass’ seal of approval for the cover the band has been getting a great mixture of reactions from fans. The band has been staying busy working on music and much more. Take a look below and find out what all Young Medicine has been up to.
BS: How did the band come together and get your name?
YM: Bret and Josh have been playing together for 10 years now, Peter was a mutual friend and Michael met them from playing shows in other bands. The name “Young Medicine” comes from our experiences while growing up and having music be our main escape and therapy from the perils of adolescence, we know it’s that way for a lot of people so we hope someday our music can be that “medicine” for our fans as well.
BS: For people that havent heard you before how would you best describe your music?
YM: Picture Jeff Goldblum in sunglasses riding a motorcycle through a blade runner cityscape, if that’s a place you’d like to be then you’re gonna enjoy what we’re doing.
BS: What is something about yourselves that fans may not know?
YM: Due to frequent shopping trips while on tour, our four wardrobes are now 90% similar. Oops.
BS: So you recently did a cover of “Tearin’ Up My Heart” by N’sync. What made you choose that song?
YM: We secretly want to be a boy band and thought a 90s throwback would be the perfect opportunity to do something goofy, a lot of bands take themselves just a little too seriously so it’s fun to go out and try something different.
BS: How did the Lance Bass video come about?
YM: After stalking him for weeks in several US cities to try and court him to join our band, he eventually sent us a video explaining that while he liked our attempt at reviving his signature music, we’re just not pretty enough to make it in the incredibly competitive world of career boy bands. We left that last part out of the music video, of course.
BS: How did you react when you saw it the first time?
YM: It was probably the most excited we’ve been in a long time, gave us hope that it would be well received once we released it, and luckily it has been. It’s gotten us the most buzz and attention of anything we’ve released so far.
BS: Was that a keytar I saw in the video?
YM: Damn straight, and we always make sure to show it off at our live shows too.
BS: I fucking love Keytar. What type of response do you get from people since it’s not as common of an instrument in bands today?
YM: Gets a lot of double takes when people see it and we like throwing them off a bit, some stuff we do might seem cheesy at first but we try to take fun things like this and run with them. We tell ourselves that if we’re not doing something different, then it’s not good enough.
BS: You did a video reading your YouTube comments on the video. You read a number of negative comments, but maintained a great attitude about it in the video. How do you handle reading negative comments on things you do?
YM: If you’re in a band and you’re not getting any hate, then you’re not doing it right. The key to having fun with it is to keep everything in perspective, while we did collect a lot of criticism the vast majority of comments and messages we received were extremely positive so it didn’t bother us. Makes for a good reaction video though!
BS: What is next for you?
YM: Well we’ve got a few more music videos coming early 2019, both original music and some fun covers. Getting ready for the debut album release!
BS: What is the best way for people to reach out to you and stay up to date on your music?
YM: We’re active on facebook and insta, you can also reach out to us at twitter or YouTube.
BS: Anything else you’d like to add?
YM: We appreciate the interview and hope to meet you at a show someday!