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LAST YOUNG RENEGADE / All Time Low (2017) insp.

“We came up with this concept of the last young renegade and telling the story of the fall and rise, of this character. Once we came up with that concept it ended up taking on a whole new life.”

1. last young renegade 2. drugs & candy 3. dirty laundry 4. good times
5. nice2knou 6. life of the party 7. nightmares 8. dark side of your room
9. ground control 10. afterglow ; spotify / @alltimelow

Next up in the Last Young Renegade track by track, 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.

Get the album at smarturl.it/atllyr and keep an eye out for the next part of the track by track.