After announcing that they just signed with Fueled By Ramen, All Time Low has premiered a new song called "Dirty Laundry"!
The band is going a bit darker lyric and content-wise. Frontman Alex Gaskarth talked to Alternative Press about All Time Low's new direction.
"I think one of the big things as we were working on the record was just pushing ourselves forward. When we put out Don't Panic, we hit the reset button on the band and we started looking at Don't Panic as if it was our first record out of the gate as a more realized version of All Time Low. Then [there was] Future Hearts and that felt like we started pushing the envelope forward and trying to expand the sound and grow. "Dirty Laundry" is a continuation of that. It's taking the idea from the last album and continuing to push it forward and explore new things."
He also expounded on their desire to explore and do things from another perspective.
"Future Hearts was written from a perspective of us talking about our youth, and all the things that got us to where we were then. So it was written from the perspective of if we were a lot younger and all these stories about wanting to grow up and get out of Baltimore and chase after our dreams. With ["Dirty Laundry"], we're writing it from the other perspective. We're taking more of a nostalgic approach.
"One of the things with that we wanted to explore [was] some darker tones, and I think "Dirty Laundry" got to try out some different moods and different feelings. [It talks] about the guilty conscience and the mistakes that you've made and coming to terms with those and wearing them as badges. It was a really fun concept to explore and it really became one of the cornerstones of the album."
On a lengthy Instagram post, Alex told the story behind the new song: "Dirty Laundry is a proud moment for me personally, a song written in the company of friends, torn apart and stitched back together several times over like all the best relationships... It's about leaving the past where it belongs, and loving the people around you for not only their light, but their darkness too."
Here we are. Ten years since our first official full-length debut, (nearly 14 years since we formed this band,) and we're lucky enough to be sharing another chapter in the tale of All Time Low with the world. We couldn't be more grateful than we are right now. I hope you can forgive us, because we've been keeping secrets. Since the beginning of last year, we have officially been signed to Fueled By Ramen records, the very first label we ever showcased for during our senior year of high school. It didn't work out back then, and that's ok (we probably blew it), but FBR has always felt like a second musical family to us through everything. From Hopeless Records, to Interscope, and back to Hopeless, we've come up listening to the bands on the FBR roster, working together on outside projects, watching with pride and admiration, looking forward to the moment when timing and purpose would align, affording us the chance to come in under their wing. So, here we are; a year spent in secret on a new label, writing songs and brainstorming for what comes next. I'm happy to say that we can finally deliver. Dirty Laundry is a proud moment for me personally, a song written in the company of friends, torn apart and stitched back together several times over like all the best relationships... It's about leaving the past where it belongs, and loving the people around you for not only their light, but their darkness too. We shot the video with that in mind; inspired by a dream about the ups and downs that make us who we are, sometimes worn and tired, but better for it... alive and inspired. You can check out the song and watch the video at alltimelow.com . Our good friend Pat Tracy, who directed the 'Missing You' video helped us bring it to life, and we couldn't be happier about where the story will go from here. Pay close attention. :) I hope you all love the song as much as I do. We're ecstatic about everything we have lined up this year, and can't wait to add this one to the set list as we get back out on the road. See you soon! xo, Alex #DirtyLaundry
Watch the official music video of All Time Low's newest offering "Dirty Laundry" here:
Video Courtesy: Fueled By Ramen
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