In their follow-up to 2012’s Sinners Never Sleep, You Me At Six polish up their sound to create a more well-rounded record in Cavalier Youth. The album begins with the single, “Too Young To Feel This Old,” in which we see vocalist, Josh Franceschi, wondering if he can ever recapture some of the greatest moments in his life. By far the strongest track on the LP is the lead single, “Fresh Start Fever,” which features angsty vocals from Franceschi and the most full-sounding instrumentals on the record. The sixth, and most grunge, track on the record, “Win Some, Lose Some,” is one of the best songs in YMAS’ catalogue. The ever-catchy hook will forever be on replay in your head and shows off Franceschi’s vocal range perfectly. “Be Who You Are” slows the album down a bit with an inspirational ballad much like what YMAS fans have become accustomed to over the past few records. Overall, Cavalier Youth is a very strong release from You Me At Six in which we see the band really solidifying their sound. The group sounds extremely comfortable on the record and it definitely shows on each track.
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Review by Jonathan Kemp