Derek and Tyler spill the beans and confirm they'll be working with Alex Gaskarth again on the Rock Sound Podcast.
State Champs' Derek DiScanio and Tyler Szalkowski caught up with the Rock Sound Podcastto talk about the band's next album, their recent collaboration with All Time Low frontman Alex Gaskarth and their plans to work with him again on the new album...
"We approached him a few years ago to work on some shit but we never really got there with it," said Tyler. "It was finally the right place, right time for both of us and it just kinda happened."
"It was our first time collaborating with someone else," added Derek.
"This time we were like, 'Let's get out of the comfort zone, think outside the box and try working with other people. Alex was a great segue into that because he was already our friend and we obviously think pretty highly of him - he's an influence of ours. We came out with two cool songs in 'Slow Burn' and 'Hurry Up And Wait'.
"I like the dynamic of the two songs, they show a little bit of everything and they're a hint into what we're writing now. We're doing a lot of writing for the new record already, we've still got a way to go with it but we're really starting to dive into the writing process."
And Alex will be involved...
"I think we'll bring Alex back for a little bit of it," confirmed Derek. "We want to write some songs ourselves again, combine those with the collaborations with Alex and then pick the best ones for the record."
Listen to the full interview here for more on the new album, the 'Around The World & Back' tour documentary and moshing to Don Broco.