All Time Low have officially signed to Hopeless Records and will release their new album this fall. You can read what Alex Gaskarth had to say about the signing and plans for their new album below.
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All Time Low have officially re-signed with Hopeless. How did it happen?
It was a process that came naturally. Having worked quite a good ways through the record independently, [we] started reaching out to various labels to see what the prospect was of us signing with different companies. It was a good situation in the sense that it was the first time in a long time that we got to sit back and mull over a decision and make the decision that was absolutely, 100 percent what’s best for us. A lot of the time, especially when you’re a young band or when you’re already in a deal, as was the case Interscope, you have to make a few compromises because that’s the only way you’ll get it done. But, this time around, we were in [a] unique position where we were able to ask for exactly what we wanted and see who was willing to give [us] that.
There are lots of people and a lot of labels that we love, so everybody reached out and we sat down and talked with a lot of people. What ended up happening was [along with] that sense of familiarity and family that we had established with Hopeless, they came to us with a really cool and forward-thinking deal. It was offering a very equal-opportunity and beneficial situation for everyone, which I think is sort of the wave of the future, especially with independent labels. Not to mention, we just love everybody there. We know they love us and we know that they love the band—that’s really the biggest selling point at the end of the day.
Hopeless released So Wrong It’s Right and Nothing Personal, so in a way, did it feel like you were coming home?
Yeah, I think in a big way. It’s a new start and a different approach this time around, but it definitely does feel like home. It’s coming back to something very familiar. We know everybody over there really well, and most of the team really hasn’t changed. We know they’re going to do a great job, that they know how to handle our band—and I think that’s probably the most exciting part of it all.
What can you tell us about the new album?
What I can say that we are definitely gearing up for a fall release. We want to have it out this year, and I think the sooner the better. Realistically, we won’t get it out this summer, but [that’s why we] went ahead and released one song from the album ourselves—to start setting [the release] up. I think it’s going to be a great partnership again. Looking back to Nothing Personal, I think that was one of the more successful debuts we’ve had from a record, and I expect nothing less. I think everybody’s really excited to just go for it.
We don’t want to announce record titles or song names or anything quite yet, but I think in the coming weeks and months, you’re going to see more and more starting to spill out, which is really exciting.