So apparently, the last year has been very busy for All Time Low. They started working on new music, Alex got married, Rian’s FINALLY engaged to Cassadee Pope, and the biggest news? All Time Low moved from Hopeless Records to Fueled by Ramen (Panic! At the Disco, Twenty One Pilots). The switch was made public today (read below for more), along with the release of long-awaited new music!!
Over the past few days, the members of All Time Low have been shadily posting certain videos and images on their social media. The fandom instantly flew into a flurry, with most people (self-included) guessing that this meant new music. It’s been two (very long) years since Future Hearts was released, and the Hustlers have been dying for some new material from their favorite band.
“Dirty Laundry” had me hooked from the first note. You really have to listen to it a few times to get the lyrics and start thinking about what they’re saying. I heard the song first and watched the music video (see below) after, and I’m glad I did. The song itself is about how no one is perfect, and we all have secrets–even from those we love and are closest to. But if you watch the music video, a whole new layer is added. The video interprets the song as we all undergo several phases of self-discovery–and sometimes who we are gets lost in the pressure and influence from others on our choices in life. (Thank you Meghan McDermott for your wonderful explanation in the comments!)
A lot of fans seemed pretty unhappy with how this song sounded, and predicted negatively about where they felt the band was going audio-wise. Personally, I liked it a lot. I enjoyed the mix of poppier sounds and punk, because they balanced out the pop sound with classic punk-esque lyrics. At the end of the day, it’s still an amazing song that is worth listening to.♫
If you like the song, it’s available for purchase already! I recommend getting it on Spotify, since it’ll be free. If you’re new to All Time Low, go check out their Spotify for more music and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. If you’re a fellow Hustler, click here to read my Track by Track of Future Hearts! And if you like what you read, give this blog a follow–and click here for links to my social media, which you can follow for regular updates about new posts!