You Me At Six’s year-long silence is finally over. The band announced details of their upcoming album Night People in August, revealing the title in an agonisingly slow game of hangman. Their returning single, also entitled ‘Night People’, kicked off a gritty, volatile new era for You Me At Six.
‘Plus One’ is the album’s second offering, released online on October 2nd. The track leaves absolutely no doubt that You Me At Six has moved on since the days of Number One-nabbing album Cavalier Youth.
You Me At Six’s versatility has been a theme since the release of Sinners Never Sleep back in 2011. Like the album, ‘Plus One’ dares to introduce a much darker tone to their pop-punk foundation.
The single soars at points, before lashing out with demanding lyrics: “You hold the cards, you make the rules / and I want you when I need you”.
‘Plus One’ was premiered at this summer’s Reading and Leeds Festival, when the band made an unexpected appearance on The Pit stage.
You Me At Six may be rooted in pop-punk, but this is a band that dare to take risks. And with more tracks like ‘Plus One’ on the horizon it’s good to have them back on our radar.