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Today, All Time Low are celebrating one year of "Dirty Laundry," and Alex Gaskarth took to Twitter to thank fans for getting behind the track.
Of course, there's no denying that Last Young Renegade took the band in a new direction, and Gaskarth shares why it's so important to give bands and albums a second chance when, at first listen, it might not sound the same as their older stuff.
One fan responded to Gaskarth's original tweet, saying they didn't quite like "Dirty Laundry" on first listen, but it's ended up being one of their favorites. And Gaskarth explains that it's important to not let expectations get in the way of liking a band's new music—especially since it can end up being your new favorite!
"It’s all perspective. I’ve said this a million times on first listen to some of my favorite songs/albums," Gaskarth writes. "Expectation can be a helluva thing. Appreciate you giving it a second/third chance to stick."
It’s all perspective. I’ve said this a million times on first listen to some of my favorite songs/albums. Expectation can be a helluva thing.— Alexander William (@AlexAllTimeLow) February 19, 2018
Appreciate you giving it a second/third chance to stick. ❤️ https://t.co/YpjjXqbVVy
And fans have shared equally amazing replies to warming up to new music:
honestly i’ve loved them since the beginning and through it all you guys are my all time (lol) favourite band and one of the only bands where i can shuffle and not skip any song, i love you.— louise x (@mixhaelgordon) February 19, 2018
It's my favourite song. But besides that, I really loved the way the whole album was a different vibe than previous albums.— Sa Paradise (@sa_chans) February 19, 2018
My favourite thing about ATL's music is that each album has its own feel, they all speak to me in different ways.
I hated it... then I had to go back again because it was stuck in my head and I wasn't sure I really hated it. I didn't. I loved it.— Kirsty Kemp (@kurrsteee) February 19, 2018
First listen was like wtf, but you know what, I don’t think I’ve enjoyed an era more than I have this one. Come back to play for us in Australia real soon!— taati (@taaati52) February 19, 2018
All Time Low will be heading out on a U.S. tour this spring in support of Last Young Renegade. And before hitting the U.S., the band will be headed on an epic tour in the U.K., where they'll be supported by Creeper and playing So Wrong, It's Right first—and then a full All Time Low show on top of that.
Check out their full list of U.S. cities and dates below!
04/06 - Fort Wayne, IN
04/07 - Peoria, IL
04/09 - Knoxville, TN
04/10 - Jacksonville, FL
04/11 - Columbia, SC
04/13 - Covington, KY
04/15 - Sioux Falls, SD
04/18 - Missoula, MT
04/19 - Boise, ID
04/20 - Reno, NV
04/21 - Chico, CA
Watch more: APMAs 2017 Performance: ALL TIME LOW perform "GOOD TIMES"