Masters of their genre, You Me At Six never seem to rest. Having celebrated the 10th anniversary of their UK gold-certified album, Sinners Never Sleep, last year with two very special sold-out shows and a few festival appearances, the Weybridge rockers continue to represent pop-rock on a global level. Well and truly proving their mainstream appeal over their fifteen years together, the band have amassed over half a billion streams across platforms, multiple chart-topping singles, and sold-out headlining tours around the globe. As one of the most successful bands to emerge from the UK in recent years, You Me At Six can safely enjoy their status as one of the most prolific British bands of the 21st Century as they gear up for the release of their eighth album, Truth Decay, by dropping its fifth single “:mydopamine:” The drug named track, which naturally plays several important roles in cells, is about having someone who makes you feel good and labels them as your feel-good hormone.
Following singles “heartLESS”, “Mixed Emotions (I Didn’t Know How To Tell You What I Was Going Through),” “No Future? Yeah Right” and “Deep Cuts”, “:mydopamine:” takes a more optimistic, romantic tone than those released prior. Lyrically, the track gives a raw and honest depiction of finding the good moments within the bad as it explores the themes of growing up, relationships, overcoming insecurities and realising self-worth. “A crash course in remorse, we’ve been through worse before,” frontman Josh Franceschi sings. “Don’t drive me away, I wanna take it all the way.”
The impassioned, guitar-led track, recorded with producer Dan Austin (VI and SUCKAPUNCH), makes connotations between the body’s natural chemicals and a significant other as Franceschi is nothing but positive. “Dopamine is the body’s feel-good chemical,” points out Franceschi in a press release. “It’s responsible for allowing you to have pleasure, satisfaction and motivation,” he continues. “This song is about someone being that for you, making you feel good, making you feel alive.”
Despite being pushed back two weeks due to vinyl production issues, musically, Truth Decay will be the sound of a band celebrating the scene that they helped build whilst, at the same time, showing where it can go next and we couldn’t be more excited! Dropping on February 10, You Me At Six will already be on the road alongside The Maine, Waterparks and Bears In Trees before hitting Europe later that month with The Hunna. Long live You Me At Six.