You Me At Six have returned with “What’s It Like”, the first new music since the release of their acclaimed UK Top Ten album, VI. You can check out the latest video below.
The new single arrives ahead of the band’s biggest UK outdoor headline show to date – Gunnersville Festival – September 8th. You Me At Six will return to the Reading & Leeds Festival main stage this August 23rd & 24th. “What’s It Like” expands on the genre kaleidoscope of VI, and sees icy electronic rock and hip-hop fuse built to disrupt the status quo.
Speaking of the new single, frontman Josh Franceschiexplains:
“What’s It Like’ is us flexing our creative muscles. Combining our favorite genres and bringing them together in one track. For me lyrically, it’s looking at our society in parts in 2019. I definitely feel as though we are living in a time where we’ve lost our way a little bit. There are great innovators and pioneers which we can rely on, but there is also a feeling of the blind leading the blind and a lack of humility present. Within the title and the chorus I sort of poke fun at those who are libertines or self serving – ‘what’s it like being perfect all the time?’. Life’s not a competition, but people have a tendency to play it out that way.”
2018 brought a landmark year for You Me At Six, with 65,000 tickets sold in the UK in 2019 alone, including three nights at Brixton Academy met with phenomenal demand, selling out four months in advance in just twenty minutes.
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