Album Review

You Me At Six - Truth Decay

The hooky pop-rock and epic singalongs they made their name on, yet still pushing their own sonic boundaries.

You Me At Six - Truth Decay
The story goes that when You Me At Six were making their seventh album ‘SUCKAPUNCH’, they half-believed it could be their last. And while evidently it wasn’t, the record clearly offered some sense of rebirth. With ‘Truth Decay’, the band find themselves taking the more experimental turns of its predecessor, and melding them with the brand of emo-rock that they honed so well across their early career. Inspired by the current rise in notoriety of their heartland genre, this time around they’ve delved back into the hooky pop-rock rhythms (’God Bless The 90’s Kids’) and epic singalongs (’Traumatic Iconic’) that they made their name on, while still pushing their own sonic boundaries in the process. It’s also, perhaps, their most frank record to date, with Josh Franceschi’s lyrics evidently grappling with the impact of their career on the band’s mental health (“Oh we were just boys back then / Hanging on by a thread” goes ‘Mixed Emotions…’). Where ‘SUCKAPUNCH’ was a bold move to reforge their identity and rejuvenate their dedication for the band, it’s with ‘Truth Decay’ that they seem to have found their sweet spot.

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