The release of Cavalier Youth, You Me At Six’s fourth album, saw the band once again develop their sound to a different level. Along with the actual music being, some might say, more radio friendly; with track Lived A Lie, singer Josh Franceschi’s vocals have also seen a slight change. Just as he presented a more raw sound for their third album, Sinners Never Sleep, their fourth offering sees him attempt, and succeed, at using the higher strand of his vocals.
For fans of the band, that classic industrial You Me At Six sound is still present in tracks such as Room To Breathe and Love Me Like You Used To. Although their sound has constantly changed since début album Take Off Your Colours in 2008, one thing that has always stayed the same are Franceschi’s meaningful and thought-provoking lyrics. Whether he is trying to get into your heart with ballads such as Cold Night and Wild Ones or trying to explain how to live life to the fullest in Carpe Diem, his lyrics simply have a way of putting things into perspective.
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