You Me At Six
By: Ashley Allison (@AshleyReports)
Out with the rage and in with the radio friendly pop-rock. British rockers, You Me at Six, did away with the angst portrayed in their previous album, Sinners Never Sleep, and showed the world they could make a quality album with no super-star guest appearances.
“Fresh Start Fever” is one of my favorite tracks off the new album, Cavalier Youth. The track is the closest sounding to SNS and starts with an eerie but enticing piano. The chorus will be stuck in your head all day, trust me. They have more than proven themselves to their hometown crowd, selling out the famous Wembley Arena in London; but this track has potential to skyrocket their fame in the United States.
The band has matured lyrically as well. The most notable, “Lived a Lie” and “Hope for the Best”. Front man, Josh Franceschi’s voice is flawless, per usual, and changes between his raw talent to harsh grittiness showcased in “Win Some, Lose Some.”
Past that, much of album sounds very similar to old records such as Hold Me Down and Take Off your Colours. It seems as if they played it safe, maybe too safe.
Nonetheless, the album is full of catchy hooks, lyrics of love stories and hopefulness that will keep the die-hard YMAS fans happy and attract new audiences.
The boys are heading out on a headlining tour that will stop in the UK and Russia, they have also confirmed that they will be apart of the Reading and Leeds festival. For US fans, stay tuned to the bands website for tour news!
Start with: Fresh Start Fever
*check out the WXOU exclusive interview with YMAS drummer, Chris Miller, here *