I know a lot of teens right now have "Bieber fever" or are T.Swift maniacs, but neither of them are quite my cup of tea, so I'll be giving all of you some sweet music both old and new, that I think you might dig as much as me!
So to start it off, have you ever wondered about the heavy music that plays as back-round music during MTV's hit show "Jersey Shore?"
Those tunes would happen to be a whole bunch of music from A Day To Remember's new album 'What Separates Me From You," an album we exclusively talked about before on JSYK. They used the songs "It's Complicated", "If I Leave", and a few others on the show. The album dropped back in November and I got it right off that bat. Now, almost 7 months later, I still listen to it everyday!
This new record expresses a whole new sound for ADTR's music. Don't worry, if you didn't like them before because they were "too loud," there's not nearly as much screaming and the lyrics are still awesome.
When I first heard they were coming out with a new album, I was thinking there'd be NO WAY that it'd be as well put together as their previous "Homesick" album. But they def topped it off.
Jeremy McKinnon's (the lead singer of this epic band) vocals fit this whole record awesomely. They've toured with some big bands, so you might be familiar with them. They've toured with Bring Me The Horizon, We Came As Romans, and Pierce The Veil. When I saw them in concert, I was in die-hard-fan-glory...for real!
Their whole style of music is sort of starting to morph and get big, so it seems. So what's going through my mind is, how are Jeremy and the boys handling the whole mass amount of fame thing coming their way? I mean, now their music is on commercials, one of the biggest TV shows of our generations, and they're selling out HUGE venues.
Jeremy was quoted saying, "To be honest with you I'm not really worried about it. We weren't worried about it with 'Homesick' so why worry about it now? What we've always done is try to write music that we care about and what to hear. We've always kept in mind what our band has always been about and that's important to fans, you know? I'm not saying that it's not cool for people to change up their style I mean, we branch out on this record a little bit but it's still A DAY TO REMEMBER, it still makes sense, it feels like the next step in our collection of CDs so far. We just really focused and took our time and it turned out to be one of the most personal records that I've ever written so I'm really attached to these songs and I'm excited to see what kids think of them."
The new album all together is killer, probably one of my favorites in a long time. They're changing and growing at 200 MPH, and I'm excited right now for what they're putting out, and what they may be putting out in the future. They're headlining Van's Warped Tour 2011, and I'm ecstatic to see if they're gonna play their new spectac music and to hear their older stuff too.
Everyone has their own taste of music, but I def recommend that you check these guys out! My favorite song off the new record is either "2nd Sucks", "Sticks & Bricks", or "You Be Tails, I'll Be Sonic". You won't be wasting your time checking these guys out, promise!
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