Fresh from the frenzy of their sold out intimate headline tour, Australia’s Between You & Me (BYAM) have shared their brand new single YEAH!, accompanied by a home-video style music video.
Opening with sunny acoustic chords reminiscent of early 2000s radio hits, YEAH! bursts into a feel-good verse carried by the distinct vocals of frontman Jake Wilson before moving into what is perhaps the band’s most pronounced singalong chorus yet. In line with its bright and upbeat sound, Jake says the song is about “living your best life and not caring what anyone else thinks. I imagine this song playing in the montage scene of an early 2000s bratty comedy film. Stylistically it’s a big shift for BYAM, but we wanted to bring beachy summer vibes to a fun and carefree song.”
The band teamed up once again with Canadian producer Sam Guaiana (‘Armageddon’ – 2021), who flew to Australia earlier this year to record with the band at Beveridge Road Recording Studios in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges.
YEAH! is the band’s second independent release, and follows their addictive February single Nevermind which, on their recent run of intimate headline shows, proved to be a new fan favourite. Sonically Nevermind earmarked a new era for BYAM, and according to the band perfectly captured “the spirit of our band and our live show.” The single was swiftly added to rotation on triple j, and arrived ahead of a massive stint in the USA supporting Knuckle Puck and Real Friends, followed by an Australian tour joining Slowly Slowly on the road upon their return. BYAM also joined You Me At Six and Set It Off on their recent Australian run.
In 2021, Between You & Me’s acclaimed record ‘Armageddon’ (Hopeless Records) took the band to new heights, featuring hit singles Deadbeat, Butterflies, Change and Go To Hell feat. Mikaila Delgado of Yours Truly. The electrifying 10-track record landed as triple j’s Spotlight Album on release, alongside an interview on the station’s Breakfast program, and has since clocked up over 13.5million global streams in addition to support from BBC Radio 1 (UK), Spotify, and more. To celebrate the album, Between You & Me stepped out on their biggest headline Australian tour in 2022, finishing with a milestone sold-out hometown show at Melbourne’s The Corner Hotel. As the year drew to a close, the band took to the USA, joining American pop punk outfit State Champs on an extensive month-long run.
With new singles YEAH! and Nevermind minting BYAM’s newly independent era, the band are more motivated than ever to continue their global takeover. Fans both at home and abroad can expect more new music and touring news to come.
With thanks to Crowd Favourite