It looks like State Champs WILL be working with All Time Low frontman Alex Gaskarth on their highly anticipated album. Derek and Tyler sat down with Rock Sound Podcast to discuss the upcoming album and their plans to collaborate with Gaskarth again.
Check out the interview below.
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State Champs first recruited the help of Gaskarth on their two newest singles from the deluxe version of Around The World And Back, “Hurry Up And Wait” and “Slow Burn.”
“It was our first time collaborating with someone else,” frontman Derek DiScanio told Rock Sound. “This time we were like, 'Let's get out of the comfort zone, think outside the box and try working with other people. Alex was a great segue into that because he was already our friend and we obviously think pretty highly of him – he's an influence of ours. We came out with two cool songs in 'Slow Burn' and 'Hurry Up And Wait'.
“I like the dynamic of the two songs, they show a little bit of everything and they're a hint into what we're writing now. We're doing a lot of writing for the new record already, we've still got a way to go with it but we're really starting to dive into the writing process.”
“We approached him a few years ago to work on some shit but we never really got there with it,” says Tyler Szalkowski. “It was finally the right place, right time for both of us and it just kinda happened.”
Derek also confirmed Alex Gaskarth will be involved in creating the new album.
“I think we'll bring Alex back for a little bit of it. We want to write some songs ourselves again, combine those with the collaborations with Alex and then pick the best ones for the record.”
You can listen to more of the guys' interview with Rock Sound here
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