I must confess that I didn’t know what to expect, maturity-wise, from 20-year-old singer Alex Young when we met for an interview earlier this week. But for the most part, I felt like I was talking to someone ageless. Young has taken on the cause of conflict-free diamonds and her debut CD called Amazing is being released next month. She can count me in her corner.

Check out our conversation at An Up-and-Coming Artist with a Cause.

And, by the way, she has opened up a can of worms for this writer, who was never particularly drawn to diamonds before. Young’s were gorgeous, but in a down-to-earth way. Understated glamour. Oh baby.