Cavalier Youth has this particular journalist feeling very puzzled. The first impression that this album left was that it was completely different from other releases from You Me At Six, but further listening showed that it is the perfect follow up to their third album, Sinners Never Sleep.
While this album is very well done, both lyrically and instrumentally, it is also highly contradicting. While some tracks are on the positive side of things, others are the exact opposite. It appears as though various emotions were felt whilst this album, and possibly a break up? This thought comes to mind due to the fact that there’s the very sweet, love song; “Cold Nights” that sounds like it should be in the background of a romantic comedy. It says simply adorable things like, “I knew from the moment I met you I could never lose you.” and “Say you’ll never change.” This is ridiculously sweet and refreshing to hear someone say, in the society we currently live in. Then, just two tracks later is “Love Me like You Used To” The title says it all, honestly. It just is slightly baffling, but surely there is an explanation. However, they are both really good songs, so there are no complaints, just some confusion!
The favorite tracks from Immortal Music off of this album are “Fresh Start Fever”, “Be Who You Are”, “Lived A Lie” and “Hope For The Best.” “Be Who You Are”, is a short song that reminds people that being themselves is the best thing you can be. “Hope for the Best”, as you can get from the title itself is an inspirational track, and it is recommended that everyone hears it. It could potentially change someone’s whole perspective if someone heard it at just the right time. “Lived A Lie” is responding to all of the people who questioned if Josh Franceschi would get anywhere in his career. Just about anyone who has ever had their life choices questioned by someone could really appreciate this song.
It is highly recommended that you check out this album, as it is a five star album. You can get the album now via iTunes, You Me At Six’s website, or wherever music is sold.
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