Paper Route aim for the sky on ’You and I.’
Paper Route know the way into your ears. The Nashville trio’s “You and I” is a heartfelt anthem that delivers hazy synthesizers, a chunky rhythm section and inspirational words. “Can I give you something to believe in?” frontman J.T. Daly sings, before ripping into a chorus that definitely gets our vote. They show their rock chops on the track’s bridge, when electric guitars crackle through the synth fog. The band’s sound borrows from Coldplay’s recent interstellar vibes, but when they hit the hook, we’re “Wide Awake” like Katy Perry.
Watch Paper Route’s “You and I” lyric video after the jump.
Not that the dudes don’t have indie cred: You’ve probably heard Paper Route’s “The Music” during “(500) Days of Summer,” or caught them touring with Paramore or Passion Pit. The band’s self-released sophomore set, The Peace of Wild Things, is due Sept. 11 — the band’s first album since 2009’s Absence. Their comeback includes a very “Twilight Saga”-y album cover: Going by the wolf pack, we’re guessing they’re probably Team Jacob. Or maybe Team “The Hangover Part II,” which is fine by us — we’ll take all the wolf packs we can get. And all the epic synth-rock songs, too.
Photo credit: Allister Ann