i'm the renegade

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Jeremy: He looked good. Really good. N-not that I’m saying he doesn’t look good when he’s not wearing that outfit in particular, but he looks nice in black, you know? He also looks really good in red. And purple. And–OH MY GOD RICH WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN HERE. GET OUT!! IS THAT A CAMERA?

Rich: Blackmail material! BOO YAH!

Jeremy: RICH!!!

#LastYoungRenegade - out July 2nd, 2017

Who is the Last Young Renegade?

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

“Who is the Last Young Renegade?

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.
xo

Alex”


instagram.com/alltimelow

  • me (replaying mass effect): I’m gonna be a total asshole this time
  • also me: *is always nice to their companions, saves every colonist, hugs the rachni before setting them free, helps reporters fight corruption, tells cerberus to go fuck themselves, blows up the collector base because morals, cures the genophage faster than the salarian dalatrass can say "fuck the krogans", probably saves puppies when nobody’s looking*

Imagine a renegade Shepard developing feelings for their LI. Imagine that they are terrified of their feelings and try to suppress them bc they just have this gut feeling that it’ll never happen. They are a ruthless monster covered in glowing, gnarly, crimson scars, how could anyone love them? How could their LI love them? Also, love is weakness that their enemies could exploit and Shep knows that by heart. “Love is useless and I’m too horrible to deserve it.”

Now, imagine Shep coming to terms with their feelings. They may not get together with their LI soon, hell, maybe not at all, but they now have something (or, in this case, someone) to fight for like they probably never have before. Shep attempts to protect them in fights and their stoic, hard expression softens a bit when they are near their LI.

Finally, picture renegade Shep hearing from their LI that they actually like them the same way. Shepard’s heart pounds and they are completely stunned. Thousands of questions go through their head, but never come out of their mouth. They accept and confess that they love their LI back with confidence.

Throughout their entire life they never had a choice but to be pictured and designated as ruthless and a monster, but for the first time, they found someone who views them as more than that. They don’t view Shepard as the butcher of Torfan, the first human spectre, the savior of the Citadel, or the conqueror of the Collectors. They view Shepard as what they truly are: a living being that is flawed in many ways, like everyone else in the galaxy.

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You were my last young renegade heartache
It only took one night
Caught in the eye of a hurricane, darling
We had to say goodbye
I wanna know that you’re somewhere out there
Somewhere down this road
You were my last young renegade heartache
How could I let you
How could I let you
Don’t wanna let you
I’ll never let you go

- All Time Low, Last Young Renegade.

© Gifs belong to @gamora (No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6) and @rainybucky (No. 7). Thank you for letting me borrow them, you’re both so lovely <3 

Collages were made with Pic Collage, where I added the captions (no other edits!!!). I hope that’s okay, if not, I’ll remove it right away!

I feel so lazy, I really should start learning how to make my own! D: 

Good Times
  • Me: *is minding my own business*
  • Me: *is in a stable state of mind*
  • Emotions: *are relatively calm*
  • Me: *is basically really unprepared and very unsuspecting*
  • All Time Low: *releases Good Times*
  • Me: .........
  • Me: ...seriously???
  • Me: *is actually ecstatic and can't wait for June 2nd* well fuck
  • Me: Adiós tranquility and au revoir my ability to hear.
  • Me: emotions, prepare to get fucked up and ears- prepare to bleed
  • 2-D: You're a loose cannon, Cyborg.
  • Cyborg: No, I'm not. I'm a cannon, maybe, but a loose cannon? Is that what you think of me?
  • Noodle: I think you play by your own rules.
  • Murdoc: No way, she thinks rules were made to be broken.
  • Russel: Those are all attributes of a loose cannon.
  • Cyborg: No, I'm just a reckless renegade. Murdoc is a loose cannon.
  • Murdoc: *smashes a chair*