After all this time writing music, playing in a band- checking moment after moment off the bucket list- collecting mistakes, making memories, I wondered what it might be like to write about myself if I wasn’t the one standing in my shoes. Who am I from the other side of the mirror?
I tried to change perspective in my approach to writing and center in on all of the different versions of me that other people might have met over the years, through the ups and the downs, in the public eye and behind closed doors. Would I like this person? Do I like this person? Do I even recognize this person anymore?
I realized that there’s a lot more to me than I’m usually ready to acknowledge, both good and bad. In that realization, I noticed a common thread. We are who we are, even when we try our hardest not to be.
It’s a challenge to accept it sometimes. I gave those other sides of me a persona, and a name– then came the stories like a flood. It was a way for me to confront demons without having to sit at the dinner table with them.
That’s the journey on this record: a story of self-realization. Of growing into your own skin through the eyes of someone watching it all unfold on the big screen, wearing a ‘Frankie Says Relax’ t-shirt. Like watching an old familiar movie, but suddenly you’re Marty McFly.
We tried a lot of new things on this album, all within the context of what we love so much about All Time Low– There’s no denying that we were binge watching Stranger Things at the time, while also reflecting on the loss of some of our favorite musicians; Prince, Bowie, George Michael… I think the influence comes through in the best ways. We all felt pulled to exciting and different places as we searched for inspiration, approaching something that’s become so familiar to us from a new direction.
I truly hope everyone listening enjoys this record as much as I do. It’s been an amazing journey.The album comes out June 2nd and will be available for pre-order on Friday, Feb 24th. We’ll also be posting some pre-order merch bundles, so stay tuned! Pre-order options will be up on alltimelow.com.
Tracklist 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 (feat. Tegan and Sara) 10. AfterglowxoAlex
So I heard it’s Pokemon Day today?? I don’t think any photos I could ever take could ever quite paint an accurate picture of the greatest joy that Pokemon has brought me, so I’ve painted it myself to the tune of a very lovely song I recently discovered.
My Latios, Jett, is my pride and joy, and my favorite Pokemon since the moment I first saw him almost 13 years ago, and after all this time not a thing has changed~
911: 911, what’s your emergency?
Me: Brendon Urie is acting like Panic! has always been his again but really he was just supposed to play guitar he wasn’t even an original member , not to mention Ryan Ross wrote 95% of the first two albums anyways? And he recently re-added Camisado back to the live setlist but-
Okay the reason Zootopia deserves the Oscars over Moana and Kubo is because when you strip the movies down to their barest minimum, Moana and Kubo are simple adventure stories
Strip Zootopia down and it’s an easy to understand message about bias and learning to understand and respect differences.
I know this a bit late, but I wanted to do somethin for the amazinly talented, and awesome artist @superyoumna for her b-day. IF you guys haven’t subbed to her yet, I would very much recommend it. She’s an amazin person, who has a great amount of artistic skill. Plus, she’s an Art Senpai of mine(whatever that’s wroth to ya)and I think she deserves all of the love. >u<
So ye. I hope ya like it, Youmna. I know it’s a tad late and all, but I still wanted to do somethin nice for ya. I hope your burfmus was good, and I hope you have many many more to come. ^u^