It's been five years since the All-American Rejects last released an album with the release of Kids in the Street in 2012, but that's soon to change after frontman Tyson Ritter previewed the new album and what's changed in 5 years with Billboard.
Check out the trailer for their new single “Sweat” below!
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We've been dying to hear new music from the All-American Rejects for years now, and the struggle continued even more so when frontman Tyson Ritter released “Air” to “tide fans over until the next AAR record” in 2013.
“Looking back, I’m not even sure I understood the experience, like, “Wow, this is my studio, this is my time. This is my little playground.” To tide the fans over, I’m not sure it did any of that, but it was an offering,” said Ritter.
Kids in the Street was released five years ago which allowed the band to truly reflect on their fourth album. It peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard 200 along with selling 18,000 copies in it's first week of sales.
“Kids in the Street was this perfect example of the Rejects experimenting. You can hear the growing pains because it was really lost in a fun way and I’m really proud of that record. We were throwing paint at the wall on every song and every song has its own little environment. It’s a record, to me, that sounds like a band trying to find it’s next record, and that’s cool. “
Now five years later, the Rejects are looking to experiment again but this time with more of a visual album. You can get a taste at what that's going to sound and look like with this new trailer released for the single “Sweat.” “Sweat” and “Close Your Eyes” will be released together on July 7.
Check out the trailer for “Sweat” below!
“The last five years of learning my craft as an actor and really developing that side of being a visual artist in that way has made me realize how important that really is — to put the eyes to the ears. This is going to be more of a visual experience. This record is going to be about your eyes and the headphones,” teased Ritter.
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