In anticipation of the 2014 release of ‘Cavalier Youth’, You Me At Six have just released their new single, ‘Fresh Start Fever’.
Unlike ‘Hope for the Best’, the eleventh track from the album that was previewed last month, this single has a climatic chorus, reassuring us that they have not lost their signature style. This track is a little darker and heavier than some earlier work, but has the perfect combination of pop and rock, a sound that works well for the band.
‘Fresh Start Fever’ isn’t a world away from work found on previous release, ‘Sinners Never Sleep’, but holds elements that are evident that the bands talents have strengthened over the last couple of years. Josh Franceschi’s vocals are stronger than ever, and combined with the talent produced by the rest of the band, this single showcases some of the best efforts of the band, and is hopefully a sign of what is to come with the release of ‘Cavalier Youth’.
The single is paired with a beautifully shot video that heavily contrasts earlier videos such as ‘If I Were in Your Shoes’ so much that it’s almost hard to believe how far they have come since their 2008 debut, ‘Take Off Your Colours’.
Lyrics “shallow is as shallow does” even mirror identical lyrics from “Call That a Comeback”, a track taken from the band’s debut album. We’re left wondering if this is a subtle nod to their die-hard fans, as well as reassurance that despite having ‘fresh start fever’, You Me At Six have not forgotten where they came from.
Get “Fresh Start Fever” now from iTunes or pick up the full album on the 24th of January 2014.