Welcome to our Thursday Music Feature! This week Susan reviews the new You Me At Six Album!
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You Me at Six formed in Surrey in 2004. The band's line-up consists of vocalist Josh Franceschi guitarists Max Helyer and Chris Miller, bassist Matt Barnes, and drummer Dan Flint. Anyone who has read any of my music articles, or listened to my many playlists, knows I have a soft spot for unique voices, and I love that gravely tone to Josh's voice. I think he is so versatile, where he can do a big ballad with that powerful voice, like with songs, Crash, Stay with Me, Take on the World, Spell it Out, and new song Glasgow, to rock heavy songs like Bite my Tongue, Loverboy, Save it for the Bedroom, Underdog and new songs like Suckapunch, MAKEMEFEELALIVE, and What's it Like.
While it seemed for a time that YMAS had kinda got lost with their sound, some albums less than great, there was always a few good tracks that were absolute hits. I think after dealing with a lot of things life throws at you, the band finally put out an album that packs a punch no matter what your tastes are.
Suckapunch is a mix of all kinds of songs and sounds and I've had it on repeat for days!
Josh spoke recently that he went into writing and recording Suckapunch like it was going to be the bands final release and it shows, because they all put everything into this album, the lyrics are sometimes hard hitting and you can relate to the pain obvious in some of the songs. I really do hope that, now that YMAS has this matured sound, that they decide they can do more in the future!
Suckapunch is an album filled with exceptional vocals, heavy riffs and even a song that I would love to do a remix of for the dancefloor!
I also would love to see the song Glasgow, which is so beautiful and is now the Theme song for the last book in my Sanguine Crown series, to have like an alternative version, featuring Hayley Williams from Paramore...so YMAS or Hayley, if you read this, DO IT!!!!
Standout tracks for me: Glasgow ( Fave!) Voicenotes, Suckapunch, Kill the Mood, Finish What I Started and Beautiful Way.
Susan Harris is a writer from Cork, Ireland and when she’s not torturing her readers with heart-wrenching plot twists or killer cliffhangers, she’s probably getting some new book related ink, binging her latest TV or music obsession, or with her nose in a book. She is a proud founding Member of the Muser VIPers and is responsible for Melanie not breaking the Website on an almost daily basis!
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