Review: You Me At Six – ‘Plus One’

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Though a different sound for You Me At Six, this is a catchy song with great bass and guitar presence.

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With their fifth album only months away, You Me At Six has hinted towards an altered sound and new direction with the releases of title track ‘Night People’ and latest release ‘Plus One.’ Featuring significant explosive instrumental elements which contrast with the mellow nature of the verse accompaniment, particularly at the beginning and during the choruses, its varied pace and defined chorus are necessary features of any good pop-rock song.

With the inclusion of deep bass and strong rhythms, ‘Plus One’ differs from the raw sounds that emerged from their first albums Take Off Your Colours and Hold Me Down and even in part to the more recent Sinners Never Sleep, with a exciting strong string presence steering the tune more towards the vein of bands like Royal Blood and Foo Fighters.

As with their last outing, the chorus itself is lacking the killer catchiness of older You Me At Six singles including ‘Loverboy’ (Sinners Never Sleep) and ‘Underdog’ (Hold Me Down), whilst the tone of this new release appears calmer, more tamed, and less full of teen angst. This isn’t necessarily a negative: on the contrary, it is simply different, but die-hard fans must be warned that there is the prospect of a noticeable change ahead.

‘Plus One’ is out now via BMG

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