Last Young Renegade

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Last Young Renegade
Last Young Renegade.jpg
Studio album by All Time Low
Released June 2, 2017
Recorded June 2016
Studio EastWest Studios, Los Angeles
Genre
Length 36:31
Label Fueled by Ramen
Producer
All Time Low chronology
Future Hearts
(2015)Future Hearts2015
Last Young Renegade
(2017)
Singles from Last Young Renegade
  1. "Dirty Laundry"
    Released: February 18, 2017
  2. "Good Times"
    Released: June 26, 2017

Last Young Renegade is the seventh studio album by American rock band All Time Low. It was released on June 2, 2017, and is their first release with Fueled by Ramen. The lead single, "Dirty Laundry" premiered on BBC Radio 1 on February 17, 2017. The album debuted at number nine on the US Billboard 200, selling 33,000 units in its first week.

Background and recording[edit]

Following the release of Future Hearts in April 2015, All Time Low began working on their next album shortly afterwards.[3] The band spent several weeks staying at ranches in Big Bear and Palm Springs, California. Here, the band had a lot of time for "reflecting and soul-searching", according to vocalist/guitarist Alex Gaskarth.[4]

In June 2016, Gaskarth emailed guitarist Jack Barakat a demo of "Dirty Laundry", which Barakat was immediately impressed by. Later that month, the band began recording Last Young Renegade at EastWest Studios in Los Angeles. With no deadline, the band worked at their own pace. The members would turn up at midday for the sessions, "playing around 'til something cool came out", according to Gaskarth. On occasion, Gaskarth would leave the studio enthusiastic with the progress being made on the album, other times he would feel burned out, incapable of listening to music for two days in a row.[3]

Composition[edit]

Music and lyrics[edit]

Gaskarth stated the band were concerned with "just pushing ourselves forward" with Last Young Renegade, wishing to "explore ... some darker tones".[4] He said he was "reflecting more on my demons this time around".[4] Gaskarth also said: "Our friends are getting married, ... having kids, ... passing away[, which added] another level of gravitas to things".[3] Halfway through the writing process, while in the middle of working on four songs, the band came up with "Dirty Laundry" which helped "shaped the rest of the album."[4]

Gaskarth mentioned the album had "a lot of indirect '80s influence on [it], and we had a lot of fun with analog keyboards."[4] Gaskarth noted David Bowie and Prince as influences on the album.[5] With "Last Young Renegade", Gaskarth said the group "needed to open [the album] with a banger, and open with one that had a lot of energy and movement."[6] He was unsure if the song was going to feature on the album "until later [on] ... there was this story forming and that 'Last Young Renegade' could be such a cool piece of what the record was about".[6] Gaskarth explained that while Future Hearts was composed from the viewpoint of the band "talking about our youth," "Dirty Laundry" was written "from the other perspective ... taking more of a nostalgic approach."[4] He also said the track discusses "the guilty conscience and the mistakes that you've made and coming to terms with those and wearing them as badges."[4]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic80/100[7]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[8]
Kerrang!4/5 stars<[9]
Rock Sound8/10 stars[10]
Paste7/10 stars[11]

Release[edit]

On February 13, 2017, the band posted a teaser video.[12] On February 17, the band announced they had signed to Fueled by Ramen since the start of 2016.[13] Gaskarth explained that following their previous album Future Hearts, the band were unsigned and were looking for a new label. He said signing with Fueled by Ramen was the "perfect opportunity ... They really let us be who we want to be. There was no one there trying to shape us or guide us or direct us where to go from here."[4][nb 1] On the same day, a music video was released for "Dirty Laundry", directed by Pat Tracy. Gaskarth said the video was influenced 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."[17] A day later, the song was released as a single.[18] On February 23, Last Young Renegade was announced for release, as well its artwork and track listing was revealed.[19] In March, the band went on a tour of the UK[20] with support from SWMRS and Waterparks.[21]

On March 23, a music video was released for "Last Young Renegade",[22] directed by Tracy.[23] A day later, the song was released as a single.[24] On April 28, a music video was released for "Life of the Party", directed by Tracy.[25] A day later, the track was released as a single.[26] In May, the band went on a tour of Australia with support from Neck Deep and The Maine.[27] On May 19, a music video was released for "Nice2KnoU",[28] directed by Tracy.[29] It was also released as a single.[30] "Good Times" was made available for streaming on May 31.[31] Last Young Renegade was released on June 2.[19][32] The band promoted its release with a number of in-store signings and acoustic performances.[33] In addition, the group released limited edition jackets based on the jackets they wore in the music videos.[34] From late June to early August, the band went on a US tour, dubbed The Young Renegades Tour, with support from SWMRS, Night Riots, Waterparks and the Wrecks.[35] Following this, the group then performed in South Asia. European shows then occurred in October.[36]

A music video was released for "Good Times" on November 1.[37] The group are set to embarked on an arena tour in the UK in March 2018.[38]

Track listing[edit]

The track listing was revealed via the band's website, iTunes, and Amazon.

Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Last Young Renegade"3:34
2."Drugs & Candy"
  • Brittain
  • Goldstein
  • Book
3:38
3."Dirty Laundry"
  • Brittain
  • RAS
  • Long
  • Harnage
3:17
4."Good Times"
  • Gaskarth
  • Goldstein
  • Book
  • Goldstein
  • Book
  • Harnage
  • Brittain
3:44
5."Nice2KnoU"
  • Gaskarth
  • Brittain
  • Furlong
  • Brittain
  • RAS
  • Harnage
3:16
6."Life of the Party"
3:25
7."Nightmares"
  • Gaskarth
  • Goldstein
  • Book
  • Brittain
  • Goldstein
  • Book
4:08
8."Dark Side of Your Room"
  • Gaskarth
  • Halldin
  • Hazell
  • Brittain
  • Harnage
  • Jack & Coke
3:26
9."Ground Control" (featuring Tegan and Sara)
  • Harnage
  • Green
  • Brittain
3:56
10."Afterglow"
  • Gaskarth
  • Brittain
  • Furlong
  • Brittain
  • RAS
4:04
Total length:36:31

Personnel[edit]

Source: Last Young Renegade booklet.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[39] 5
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[40] 47
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[41] 28
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[42] 45
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[43] 38
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[44] 45
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[45] 47
Irish Albums (IRMA)[46] 18
Italian Albums (FIMI)[47] 62
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[48] 7
Scottish Albums (OCC)[49] 4
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[50] 77
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[51] 62
UK Albums (OCC)[52] 7
US Billboard 200[53] 9
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[54] 1
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[55] 2

Awards[edit]

Rock Sound Awards

Year Recipient/work Award Result Ref.
2017 Last Young Renegade Album Of The Year Award Won [56]

References[edit]

Footnotes

  1. ^ The band performed a showcase for Fueled by Ramen founder John Janick in winter 2006, however, they were not signed due to the label having recently signed Cute Is What We Aim For. As a result, the label was not in the position to sign on another band at the time.[14] All Time Low eventually signing with Hopeless Records in early 2006.[15] Gaskarth later collaborated with Fueled by Ramen, co-releasing the Friday Night Boys' Off the Deep End (2009) on his label The Party Scene.[16]

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