Chugg Entertainment: Waxing Lyrical



When All Time Low were in Australia, they met with Chugg Entertainment to share a few of their favourite things about the music industry and their trip to Australia. Watch the video below.




Posted by Moe on 13 Jun 2017


Last Young Renegade track by track



For the past few days, Alex has posted the meaning behind each of the songs on Last Young Renegade. Read the track by track analysis below.
Last Young Renegade
I remember digging through demos in the studio and coming across Last Young Renegade after some time away from it. Reworked / retracked...Crazy that it became a cornerstone of the album, and that it acted as one of the major conceptual drivers from then on. I remember the pulsing synth felt so visual to me. It took me to a certain place, and helped shape the aesthetic of the videos.

Drugs & Candy
The story of the album in a lot of ways is about not being able to let go and learning to realize when enough is enough. This song really speaks to that. At the end of the day, it's about toxic relationships and toxic situations that feel good in the moment and feel right, but ultimately are causing way more harm than good. Since this is so early in the record, it really sets up where the character is at the beginning of the album. It speaks to the fact that they're falling and it's going to take quite some time to dig themselves out.

Dirty Laundry
This song is a proud moment for us, 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.

Good Times
The first song we wrote for the record, it was the perfect cornerstone in the big picture. This song inspired the mood and tone of the entire album. We knew with the combination of guitars, rhythm and textural synths on Good Times, that we'd have the perfect backbone to build upon. It's about moving on and letting go, acknowledging you're ready to take an uncertain next step. You're looking fondly back at where you've been, knowing it's time to go somewhere new. There's something both exciting and terrifying about standing at the edge of a necessary unknown.

Nice2KnoU
This one's for the dance halls, the dive bars and the 100 kids we used to play for at the Ottobar every other weekend. It's a tribute to our roots and the history of a band that comes up in small-town with a die-hard group of friends who all want something greater. It's an ode to the late nights, filling up the van with half a tank of gas so we could leave for the next show before someone got jumped in the wrong part of town-- Getting into Tampa at 3am and crashing on someone's floor, saying thanks with a 30 of Coors Light and never seeing that face again. This is a dedication to all the places we've been that made us who we are today, the sea of sweaty hands that raised us up in low-lit clubs across America on our first tours, and all the people we owe these stories to.

Life Of The Party
An anthem for a million hazy, wasted, restless nights; melancholy undertones full of waking regret and clumsy self-indulgence. It speaks to the part of who we are that always wants to please, trying to live up to the expectations of the spotlight pointed back at us. We try so hard to become what we think the world wants that sometimes we lose touch with who we really are.

Nightmares
I imagined a conversation with my childhood self, how revealing it might be, and what I might learn about my fears then vs. now. We outgrow many of our fears, but some never change, and I think that's a very interesting piece of the human psyche, how we don't always overcome, but learn to do a better job of filing away. For so many years I had been carrying around unwanted baggage. I'd been doing such a good job of pushing things off to one side, rather than dealing with them head on, that all these issues would pile up and become overbearing. This song is a culmination of those emotions coming to a head, and I think it really helped me to visualize some of the skeletons in my closet that I needed to let go for good. Melodically I wanted to be adventurous, go to unexpected places from verse to pre-chorus, and pre-chorus to chorus... This song is always teetering on the edge of it's next part, and I think that somewhat anxious, anticipatory movement goes hand in hand with the theme of the lyrics.

Dark Side Of Your Room
A lot of time went into writing songs that would feel anthemic live. We knew the energy of this song would carry a good story, which became a reflection of heartbreak and lost causes. This song really leant itself to that notion, an anthem for the used and bruised, the other side of the coin that Drugs and Candy flipped. Every story here is a piece of my past, and this one is about being the butt of the joke in a time and a place I wasn't ready for. Sometimes we chase people down roads we know we shouldn't go down and wind up lost. For me, the lyric, "You made a fool of my heart," is the most prominent in this song. It's a reflection of genuine naivety, when a leap of faith becomes a hard fall.

Ground Control
It is one of the most optimistic, hopeful songs I think I've ever written. The song came together because of an idea Phoebe Ryan had been working on with producer Mike Green. They had sort of hit a wall with it, and I had a chance to do some rearranging and more writing to see if we could make sense of it all. The end result, to me, is a song about finding yourself when you're completely adrift, completely lost, and that love can transcend all notions of time and distance. I think that love and compassion is a universal constant, and can be a life-line to hold onto when you're feeling empty and alone. Love and compassion pulls us back from the brink. Tegan and Sara jumped on board to record their parts, and the end result is a song that I think will be an extremely important one in the lifetime of All Time Low, a glimmer of hope in a dark sky.

Afterglow
It was the last song we wrote for the record. We did it really last minute. We had the record finished and it was sent off to mastering. I was sitting listening to the songs and I just felt like we didn't have a closer. It felt like it didn't end right. We hit the brakes and went back and I wrote one more song. It was an interesting move we made, and I'm glad we did. This is a song that really rounds out the entire album and feels like it gets you to to a place where the story is finished. It was something I was really happy about doing because it accomplished a lot just by going back and revisiting it.


Posted by Moe on 13 Jun 2017


Rock Sound: Video history part 2



Alex and Jack recently talked to Rock Sound to describe a few music videos shot by the band throughout the years.

Watch the videos for A Love Like War, Something's Gotta Give, Missing You, Dirty Laundry, Last Young Renegade and Life Of The Party below.








Posted by Moe on 12 Jun 2017


Rock Sound: Video history part 1



Alex and Jack recently talked to Rock Sound to describe a few music videos shot by the band throughout the years.

Watch the videos for Dear Maria, Count Me In, Weightless, I Feel Like Dancin', For Baltimore and Somewhere In Neverland below.








Posted by Moe on 12 Jun 2017


Diggin' In The Crates With All Time Low



When All Time Low was in Australia, they went to Junction Records Fremantle to pick some of their favourite records and explain why they had such an influence in their lives.

Watch the video below.




Posted by Moe on 10 Jun 2017


Signing at Vintage Vinyl



Two days ago, All Time Low met fans at a Vintage Vinyl signing session in Fords, NJ. The shop posted a video from the band in which you can see the band from 1:53. Watch it below.





A few pictures from the signing session were posted on the shop's website. Check them out in our gallery.





Posted by Moe on 07 Jun 2017


AllTheRageTV: Who Is Most Likely To...



Rian and Alex recently talked to AllTheRageTV and played a game where they had to name who in the band is most likely to do something.

Watch the video below.




Posted by Moe on 07 Jun 2017


MLB: Acoustic performance of Good Times



This afternoon, Alex was on MLB to perform an acoustic version of Good Times. You can watch the video by clicking the picture below.



Posted by Moe on 05 Jun 2017


PopBuzz pub quiz



When All Time Low stopped by the PopBuzz studios, they did a pub quiz on entertainment in 2017. They split into teams again, Zack and Alex on one side and Jack and Rian on the other.

Watch the video below.




Posted by Moe on 05 Jun 2017


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