All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth confirms end of the ‘Last Young Renegade’ era
In a new interview with Billboard, the frontman shared that the band have decided to leave their 2017 album alone due to two things: the end of their last tour cycle and the release of the video for the track "Afterglow."
“After the last tour and with the video for 'Afterglow,' we kind of closed the book on that record. Those 10 songs and the story on that record feel self-contained, its own thing. So we didn't want to mess with it, we didn't want to tarnish it – we wanted to let it exist in its own space for All Time Low.”
While the tour and album cycle of 2017's Last Young Renegade is finished, we have a new era of All Time Low to look forward to.
According to Gaskarth, the band are now in a spot where they can be a little more experimental with the release of new music. While he feels like they have just gotten in that spot, the frontman does recognize that the band has had a few sound changes over the years:
“I think every time All Time Low puts out a fast song, people call back to the old material - because when we were 18, 19, 20, that’s all we knew how to write,” he tells Billboard. “Through the years I feel like we’ve worn a lot of different hats, and done a lot of different things. So it was really fun to write something with some energy and a different feel coming off the last record.”
As for what's next for the band, Gaskarth shared that they might continue dropping singles.
“So many artists are releasing singles when they feel like it and seeing what happens, so we may just keep doing that for a while, some mixtape vibes. Now that we’re kind of getting in on the fun, it creates some really cool moments for us. It feels pretty good.”
The band recently dropped two singles, a summer-ready track called "Everything Is Fine" and the perfect song for anyone's birthday, "Birthday."
All Time Low will be heading out later this summer on a co-headlining tour with Dashboard Confessional this fall. Check out the full list of cities and dates below!
08/03 — St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live
08/04 — Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
08/05 — Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
08/07 — Detroit, MI@ Masonic Temple Theatre
08/09 — Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheatre
08/10 — Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
08/11 — Bethlehem, PA @ Musikfest
08/12 — Lewiston, NY @ Artpark Amphitheater
08/14 — Toronto, ON @ Echo Beach
08/16 — Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale
08/17 — Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts
08/18 — Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion
08/19 — New York, NY @ Pier 17 at South Street Seaport
08/21 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE – Outdoors
08/24 — Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier
08/25 — Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
08/26 — Ashbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage
09/27 — Boca Raton, FL @ Mizner Park Amphitheater
09/28 — St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
09/29 — Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
10/01 — Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
10/02 — Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
10/04 — Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater
10/06 — Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
10/08 — Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
10/09 — Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
10/11 — Avila Beach, CA @ Avila Beach Golf Resort
10/12 — San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
While we're not sure what's next for All Time Low, we're beyond excited to see what else they have in store.
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