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The All-American Rejects’ Tyson Ritter: “I Needed To Find Myself With This Music”

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 25 September 2017 at 12.58

Go behind the scenes of 'Sweat'.



The All-American Rejects have released a short documentary called 'Rejected'.

Alongside going behind the scenes of the video for their latest singles 'Sweat' and 'Close Your Eyes', it also delves in to why the band went on hiatus for 5 years. 

"5 years ago there was this moment like 'man let's put this thing on ice for a second. Let's go live a little life'" vocalist Tyson Ritter explains.

"You don't realise it but you hide from yourself often just to appease others or function in this world."

When we were younger everybody was so concerned about 'do i look good in this? Is this what I would wear? Is this cool?'"

"All these programmed concepts that we had to govern ourselves by. It was from the top down."


He then commented on how the band have reached their current sound and aesthetic.

"I need to find my independent moment with this music. I needed to find myself with this music."

"That's why getting this record together was so hard because we had always done music together."

"It really took me absorbing some artists that did it by themselves. Now I'm 33 and for the first time I am serving the music that is in my head rather than trying to make it fit into some sort of architype."

"That makes it an All-American Rejects song."


Check out the full video below:



Beautiful stuff. 

You can watch the video for 'Sweat' in all of its glory below:

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