Recently a mega buzz has been circulating throughout All Time Low's hustler community about a new single to be released in approximately two days. If you're a loyal and avid All Time Low fan, you would have clicked on the band's website tweeted a couple times by the band's Twitter page and found this:
It's been nearly a year since the band released their last album, Dirty Work, so of course fans, including myself, are excited to hear this news. On different days, the band directed fans to their website with an image of the title of the next single, "The Reckless and the Brave," with a countdown of about four days. Two days later, they redirected fans to another image with lyrics - these guys do well in teasing fans but it definitely gets them excited for a new song!
However, recently All Time Low announced that they will be releasing their new album unsigned, thus departing ways with Interscope Records. They released this statement:
"A good chunk of this record deals with our signing, and eventual split with Interscope. It was the usual story that we promised ourselves we’d never let happen: Band signs with label, label throws everything into the making of band’s new album, team working the record gets fired or moved to another office, record gets delayed, record loses steam, band leaves label. I don’t fault the folks at Interscope for any of this. The people we worked with were amazing, and really believed in us. Even the people who eventually came in to try and pick up the pieces left in the wake of massive restructuring, were genuinely trying to help. Unfortunately we got lost in the mess of big business and higher-ups making deals. Lesson learned. No hard feelings. It’s not for us. We asked to be released from our contract, and they understood why. The other, and more important theme of this record, is self discovery and confidence. It’s about being sure that you’re not sure, and being OK with that— realizing that life is an adventure, and to face it boldly and unabashedly. I think this theme even plays into the former quite a bit; Don’t let anyone mess with you aspirations."
It's always disheartening to hear that a band or artist leaves a label, but as mentioned, it's a pretty normal story. I feel as if more bands than artists part ways with multiple labels. I wonder what they'll do next after releasing this single, this album, and play Warped Tour. All I know is that they're definitely not done with the music industry, and I'm sure they'll be around for a long time with or without a label!