You Me At Six became 'fearless' with new album
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 January 2021
You Me At Six frontman Josh Franceschi says the band became "f****** fearless" with new album 'SUCKAPUNCH'
You Me At Six's new album has helped them become "f****** fearless".
The 'Save It For The Bedroom' rockers will release 'SUCKAPUNCH' – their seventh record and the first since 2018's 'VI' – on January 15, and frontman Josh Franceschi believes the group has made their defining LP.
He told Rock Sound magazine: "We feel we have done that with 'SUCKAPUNCH'. It hits all the right notes, says all the things we want to say in the exact way we want to say them and finds us expressing ourselves unapologetically.
"I think that's an insane thing for us to be able to do on our seventh record. We're really like a brotherhood, though.
"We've had each other's backs on a business and emotional level for 15 years. We've shaped each other's lives and this record has helped us to blend into these new versions of ourselves.
"It helped us to be f****** fearless."
Josh, 30, also considered the way the band continues to evolve, and pointed out their goal of "proving a different conversation" about You Me At Six, which is completed by Max Helyer, Chris Miller, Matt Barnes and Dan Flint.
He explained: "The reasons that songs stand teh test of time and there are songs that we will still sing along to at the top of our lungs in a nightclub or bar or at a show is because you've lived in that story yourself along with the band.
"The conversation always had to be, 'If we aren't doing something that's provoking a different conversation about our band with our music, then we have to stop.
"Otherwise, we will be those dudes in their late 30s playing music that could have been written when they were 19. What's the point?"