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WATCH: 4 Track History, Season 3 With All Time Low, One OK Rock, State Champs & More

WATCH: 4 Track History, Season 3 With All Time Low, One OK Rock, State Champs & More
James Wilson-Taylor 23 October 2019 at 10.04

Going back to the beginning of the songwriting process with Don Broco, Mayday Parade and The Maine.

It’s time for 4 Track History: Season Three - the video series where we sit your favourite bands down, and chart their history through four of their greatest and biggest songs!

All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat.

First up, we hear how the famous cough from 'Dear Maria, Count Me In' almost didn't make it onto the final track. Then, why does Alex thing 'Weightless', from the album 'Nothing Personal', is the quintessential ATL song? Next up, they look back at 'Dirty Laundry' and how it set the tone for the rest of the 'Last Young Renegade' era. And finally, we hear about the hilarious accident that caught their bandmate Rian Dawson offguard during the video shoot for 'Birthday'. 

State Champs' Derek DiScanio and Tyler Szalkowski.

From how Tyler considering leaving the band inspired the lyrics to 'Elevated' to the emotional story at the heart of 'Secrets', why 'Slow Burn became such a popular track and the inspiration behind 'Our Time To Go's alien-inspired music video.

One OK Rock frontman Taka Moriuchi.

How did the band write their track 'The Beginning'? What was it like working with John Feldmann on 'Mighty Long Fall'? Where did they shoot their two music videos for 'Taking Off' from the album 'Ambitions'? And what were the aims behind the change in musical direction around 'Wasted Nights' from 'Eye Of The Storm'?

Don Broco's Rob Damiani and Si Delaney.

How did they put together the title track from 'Priorities' (and their signature onstage move 'The Walk')? How did a Spanish holiday inspire them to write 'Superlove'? How did they cast the cowboy for the music video for 'Technology's lead single 'Everybody'? And how does recent single 'Half Man Half God' point towards the future of the band?

Mayday Parade's Derek Sanders and Brooks Betts.

Firstly, how did 'Miserable At Best' start life as a demo called 'piano song'? Then we hear about why are they proud they made the infamous music video for 'Kids In Love'. Next, 'Oh Well, Oh Well' and how it shaped the band's self-titled album. Finally, why they were surprised by the success of 'Sunnyland' single 'Piece Of Your Heart'.

The Maine

Beginning with 'Girls Do What They Want', we hear how the band got on in their very first recording session. Then, how did the music video concept for 'Am I Pretty?' help inform the band's connection to the song. Next, 'Bad Behavior' from 'Lovely Little Lonely' quickly became one of the band's favourite songs they have ever written. Finally, frontman John O'Callaghan explains why 'Numb Without You' was chosen to be the first single taken from their latest album 'You Are OK'.

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