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8 Things We Learned About ‘So Wrong, It’s Right’ From Alex Gaskarth + Jack Barakat

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 8 March 2018 at 16.45

This was brilliant.



All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat took to our Facebook page for a Live Q&A mixed with a 'So Wrong It's Right' listening party ahead of their UK tour (where they'll be playing the album in full!).

The band went track-by-track and talked all about them. 

Here is what we found out. 

01) 'THIS IS HOW WE DO' WAS A CHANGE OF PACE 
Alex: "This was one of the first songs that we wrote with that punk beat. Everybody was like 'Oh this is their roots', but this was the first time that we ever tried anything like this." 

02) 'LET IT ROLL' IS INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS
Alex: "This song was written in California. It was one of the first times that we had gotten out to California."

Jack: "We stayed at our friend Ben's [Harper] house. He used to be in a band called Yellowcard and Amber Pacific."

Alex: "A lot of things mentioned in this song actually happened that weekend in Ben's house."

03) THE ALBUM MEANS AS MUCH TO THE BAND AS IT DOES TO US
Alex: "What's really cool about this record is that it's had a lot of staying power for this band and I think a lot of people came up on it. We came up on it. It was our start. It's cool that people still feel so connected to it."

04) 'THE BEACH' STEMS FROM A MARYLAND TRADITION
Jack: "This song is about this event you have when you graduate high school is Maryland. You go to Ocean City which is a white trash beach town. You just drink with your friends in houses all week. It's really fun."

Alex: "This pretty mush immortalises senior week which is a good time for all, unless you get arrested."

05) THEY DIDN'T THINK 'DEAR MARIA, COUNT ME IN' WOULD BE A HIT...
Jack: "We never thought this song would do anything to be honest."

Alex: "It's kind of become a staple in the genre which is pretty nutty to think about."

...AND IT ALSO STARTED LIFE VERY DIFFERENTLY
Jack: "This song did sound very different when we wrote it."

Alex: "Yeah it went through a lot of editations. Matt Squire taught us a lot about how to write a song. We went in with all of our demos and he was like 'no'."

06) REMEMBERING SUNDAY COULD HAVE BEEN A FAST NUMBER
Alex: "I remember coming up with the guitar progressions and at the time I thought it was going to be a fast one. Like we were going to try and make it fast but Squire was like "No, that's your ballad man'."

07) THEIR THOUGHTS ON 'COME ONE, COME ALL'
Just these faces.



08) 'POPPIN' CHAMPAGNE' WAS A CATALYST FOR WHAT WAS TO COME...
Alex: "I really like this song because it showed off the other side of All Time Low. It was the beginning of us starting to play around with different styles and tempos."

...AND THE VIDEO SHOOT ENDED IN INJURY
Jack: "Zack had to go to hospital because he got hit in the head with my guitar."

Every day is a school day. 

You can watch the whole thing back below:



All Time Low will be playing 'So Wrong, It's Right' in full on their UK tour.

Check the dates out below:

MARCH

12 - GLASGOW SECC
14 - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
15 - BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena
16 - MANCHESTER Arena
17 - LONDON Alexandra Palace

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