Sixx: A.M., ‘Are You With Me Now’ – Song Review
At the beginning of the track, frontman James Michael croons, “Laughing like we’re crazy / Nothing mattered / Nothing fazed me / We were younger then / So much younger then / Everything seems rotten through / The eyes of the forgotten / And we were dumber then / So much dumber then.” Michael’s deep and raspy voice gives the song a somewhat haunting quality.
The chorus is bound to get stuck “in your head for too long” as Michael belts out, “Are you with me now? / Come back from the dead / You’ve been inside your head for too long / Are you with me now? / Find the places that scare you / Come on I dare you / Are you with me? / Are you with me?”
The lyrical component of the song expresses themes of hope and offers a call to be awakened into a state of realization. Not to mention, Sixx’s deep bass lines and DJ Ashba’s warm guitar riffs make “Are You With Me Now” is a weighty track filled with limitless emotion.
Sixx: A.M. doesn’t have to ask listeners, “Are you with me?” A lot of fans will be with them especially with this new, catchy, mid-tempo tune.