So All Time Low has been being lowkey cryptic for a week or so now, and obviously we all knew they were doing something. I'm trying to figure out why this year so far is definitely the year for bands thinking they're being sneaky by building up tension with vague posts. We all know what you're doing, you're all either going on tour or releasing something.
In this case, All Time Low released a brand new song, "Some Kind Of Disaster" and while it probably was not necessary for me to write about it with my thoughts or anything like that, I just felt like it. If you haven't heard it yet, please do so here. As I am about to talk about the song and spoil the video.
If you've been around for a while, you know I've always liked All Time Low, but you also might be aware that I am not the biggest fan of their last album, Last Young Renegade. I didn't hate it by any means, but I definitely didn't feel a connection to it either.
That being said though, I did love their revamped version of Nothing Personal, and find myself actually turning on some of the songs on that more than the originals now. So, I'm curious to see how I feel about this. Especially since they lead into it by saying they've done a lot of soul searching and healing. Says to me there was a lot going on on their semi short hiatus, and I'm just hopeful that they're all in a better head space.
The video starts with a note, "In an empty room, I let myself begin again." And we find Alex looking for a room that appears to be an AA meeting.
I think I really like this style....and this meeting actually seems to be for those facing their hard truths, not an AA meeting. One line hit hard, "You gotta hurt sometimes to heal. You gotta get back up alone and deal."
He also speaks of being the ghost of his mistakes, as well as taking blame for having someone fall in love with him. The wording makes me assume its something unrequited, meaning someone other than his wife. That's just a guess, unless they're having issues nobody's aware of. Hopefully that is not the case.
This whole song seems to hit extremely hard, and I would say is one of their deepest songs from their entire discography. Which says a lot, considering they've been a band for seventeen years, and their first album came out fifteen years ago. Let that sink for a second....that's a weird thought. Especially since I am pretty sure I discovered them even about thirteen years ago when I think of that. Times fly, jeez. Sorry, I actually had that realization while typing. Moving on.
I'm really curious to see what the next new album offers for us. If its all similar to that, I'm pretty sure I am going to love it. Please share your thoughts with me! Are you excited for the inevitable new album? And let me know what you think of the song.
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