You Me At Six have been busy these last few months. From new singles to a vegan hot sauce, the band just doesn’t quit when it comes to providing for their fans. They’ve been teasing their new album SUCKAPUNCH for a while now; even releasing a mini-documentary about the making of the album!
Anyone who pre-ordered the album on the YMAS store gets special access to A Virtual Evening With You Me At Six, a special online event that will feature a Q&A, footage from the Live From Gunnersville performance, and a look at the extended version of their documentary. If you missed out on that, you can pick up tickets for their live 2021 shows (remember that, live music? 😭).
Now, let’s dive in and talk about the album itself. That’s what you’re all here for, isn’t it? If there’s one word we’d use to describe this album, it’s bold. In their mini-doc, they mention that they’re going for a heavier sound, and they delivered. Tracks like ‘MAKEMEFEELALIVE’ and ‘Beautiful Way’ have the heavy rock element we’re familiar with but in their own, unique way. ‘MAKEMEFEELALIVE’ is representative of the newer, heavier sound we were expecting from this album, while ‘Beautiful Way’ is reminiscent of their older, pop-punk style. We love both sounds, by the way.
How dope is the ‘Beautiful Way’ music video?
Of course, then you get tracks like ‘WYDRN’ and the title track ‘SUCKAPUNCH’ which are a little different in style. These tracks blend You Me At Six’s style with more of an electric vibe. It’s still in line with a heavier sound, but not quite the pop-punk/rock sound you’re used to hearing. Honestly, we applaud the direction and love how both of these tracks sound. They have us bopping along, and they’re a fun vibe. The title track specifically makes you wanna get up and move. We also love that ‘WYDRN’ can translate to “what are you doing right now.” We see y’all keeping up with the times 😉
If you’re looking for more of a classic You Me At Six sound, look no further than ‘Kill The Mood’ and ‘Voicenotes.’ These tracks encapsulate the pop-punk/rock sound we know and love while following the heavier sound of SUCKAPUNCH.
Every album needs a good slow song, even an album that packs a punch like SUCKAPUNCH. The melancholy vibes of this album are provided by ‘Glasgow’. It has some intense guitars that come in during the last 60 seconds, but it’s the perfect angsty vibe. The slow build-up to the emotional release where the music picks up? Absolutely genius. Josh Franceschi’s vocals shine on this album, and especially on this track. You need to listen to every song on this album. It’s a solid release that we’re going to have on repeat for a while!
So there you have it, we present to you, SUCKAPUNCH! What’s your favorite track off the album? Are you getting tickets to any of the future YMAS shows? Let us know in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP! You can also hit us up on Facebook and Instagram!
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