All Time Low premiered their brand new track on BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show this morning, and announced they’ve parted ways with their label.
‘Dirty Laundry’ is the first new music we’ve heard from the band since the release of Future Hearts and the first release of anything from them since Straight to DVD II: Past, Present and Future Hearts.
After teasing that something was happening all week, the band announced the single, with a few puns, on their Facebook by stating “No mess, no stress! We’ve left you hanging all week. Let’s air it out tomorrow morning, (Friday), at 8am GMT, on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw.”
They also announced that they are parting ways with long-time label, Hopeless Records, and have now signed with Fueled By Ramen (Twenty One Pilots!, Paramore, Panic! At The Disco, 3oh!3) which they are reportedly extremely excited about.
In a new interview, frontman Alex Gaskarth explains how the track is “about the guilty conscience and the mistakes that you’ve made and coming to terms with those and wearing them as badges. It was a really fun concept to explore and it really became one of the cornerstones of the album. We wrote it right in the middle of writing the whole record and it shaped the rest of the album. I think there’s a lot of reflection on this record. I think the songs speak to that. It continues to go down that road, for sure.”
Alex also posted the following on the band’s facebook:
“Here we are. Ten years since our first official full-length debut, (nearly 14 years since we formed this band,) and we’re lucky enough to be sharing another chapter in the tale of All Time Low with the world. We couldn’t be more grateful than we are right now.
I hope you can forgive us, because we’ve been keeping secrets.
Since the beginning of last year, we have officially been signed to Fueled By Ramen records, the very first label we ever showcased for during our senior year of high school. It didn’t work out back then, and that’s ok (we probably blew it), but FBR has always felt like a second musical family to us through everything. From Hopeless Records, to Interscope, and back to Hopeless, we’ve come up listening to the bands on the FBR roster, working together on outside projects, watching with pride and admiration, looking forward to the moment when timing and purpose would align, affording us the chance to come in under their wing. So, here we are; a year spent in secret on a new label, writing songs and brainstorming for what comes next. I’m happy to say that we can finally deliver.
Dirty Laundry is a proud moment for me personally, a song written in the company of friends, torn apart and stitched back together several times over like all the best relationships… It’s about leaving the past where it belongs, and loving the people around you for not only their light, but their darkness too.
We shot the video with that in mind; inspired by a dream about the ups and downs that make us who we are, sometimes worn and tired, but better for it… alive and inspired. […] Our good friend Pat Tracy, who directed the ‘Missing You’ video helped us bring it to life, and we couldn’t be happier about where the story will go from here. Pay close attention.
I hope you all love the song as much as I do. We’re ecstatic about everything we have lined up this year, and can’t wait to add this one to the set list as we get back out on the road. See you soon!
ps. Sending all our love and gratitude to the Hopeless Records family, without whom we wouldn’t be in this position now. Thank you for supporting us and breaking down wall after wall with us as we navigated this wild ride together. You guys have been incredible to work with over the years. Good people go far, which is why you all continue to crush it day in and day out. Thank you.”
The release is just in time for their UK Tour which begins on March 10th, and is the perfect way to generate excitement for the live shows. If you haven’t seen the band live, then I can assure you that you should. Get tickets here and make sure to check out the new single!
10 LONDON Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
11 CARDIFF University Great Hall
13 SOUTHAMPTON o2 Guildhall
14 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
15 LEEDS o2 Academy
16 BIRMINGHAM o2 Academy 1
18 LIVERPOOL Guild of Students
19 BELFAST Ulster Hall
20 DUBLIN Olympia
22 BRISTOL o2 Academy 1
23 MANCHESTER o2 Apollo
24 SHEFFIELD o2 Academy 1
25 NEWCASTLE o2 Academy
27 EDINBURGH Corn Exchange
28 GLASGOW o2 Academy
30 NORWICH The Nick Rayns LCR
31 LONDON o2 Academy Brixton