GUYS, you NEED to listen to You Me At Six’s new album Night People. I am obsessed.
These guys have been one of my favourite bands since I was just a li’l babe – I remember Hayley Williams talking about them once and obviously I rushed to look them up straight away. Ever since then (back in 2008-ish) I’ve been in love.
I think one of my favourite things about them is that (much like Paramore, my all time fave) every album sounds so different from the last. They have a really distinct, specific sound to each album and I think it really shows their growth. Of course this isn’t a selling point for everyone – if you were expecting another Sinners Never Sleep (which up until now has been my fave album of theirs) then you might be disappointed by this. But if you’re ready for something completely fresh and different (but still full of heavy drums, killer vocals, and addictive melodies) then HERE YA GO.
I was relieved by this album to tell you the truth – their last album, Cavalier Youth, was probably my least favourite release from them… ever. So in my PERSONAL opinion, this album feels like they’ve got their groove back. But you’ll have to make that decision for yourself.
If you’re looking for some real bangers, great for working out or being angry, try the title track, Night People. Also definitely Plus One, and Swear. Josh has a great growly tone and I am so in love with these songs. If you want to stare out the window as rain pours down then definitely Take On The World should be your go-to. I feel like every You Me At Six album has at least one song that kind of breaks your heart – Opposites Attract, Fireworks, Crash… all great jams, but Take On The World is among my favourites now.
SO what are your thoughts on Night People? It feels like it’s been a long time coming – and I say it was worth the wait. You?
PS, these guys also put on one of the best live shows I’ve ever seen (although I say that about pretty much everyone I go see). Def check them out if you get the opportunity!