You Me At Six have grown through the years and still continue to drop hits. For over 10 years now, the British band has released everything from post-hardcore to pop-rock. More recently, You Me At Six has transitioned into a fun blend of rock with pop and electronic beats. “Our House (The Mess We Made),” is part of that.
It’s the band’s first single in two years, and for sure, a strong one. Even better, the proceeds from the single benefit WIRES Wildlife Emergency Fund to help aid the fight against the fires in Australia.
“Our House” is a song that sounds fun on the surface, but lyrically, is a rude awakening. Singer, Josh Franceschi, belts out about how we are destroying our planet. There is no good plan B, and it is truly sad. Lines like, “When I dream of outer space, // I wonder what they’re thinking // When they look down and see // That the earth is bleeding,” are the truth, even if they’re hard to hear. However, this message needs to be out in the world. We need more bands like You Me At Six using their art to help take a stand.
Sonically, “Our House,” is simple, fun and hard-hitting. It blends rock and electronic elements. The song can easily draw new and old You Me At Six fans alike. The band has definitely changed since their original content. However, they have transitioned well into a pop/rock/electronic outlet when compared to many other artists doing the same.
The British quintet has really transitioned more into this new sound over the past few projects and it is working for them. We love seeing an artist grow is organically.
Although it seems like “Our House” is a one-off single for charity, we hope to hear more from You Me At Six this year. Hopefully, they can inspire other bands to grow and give back. In a time that feels like the world is literally falling apart, it’s nice to have art that resonates with us. And sometimes even listen to when dancing out worries away for a bit. If you want to help a little bit too, feel free to download “Our House” here.
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