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FutureStarrA day to remember
There was one key thing on Jeremy McKinnon’s mind when A Day To Remember were in the studio working on their seventh album, You’re Welcome: just write good songs. Rather than worrying about the Ocala gang’s beloved pop-punk-meets-metalcore formula that has taken them into arenas and the main stages of festivals across the world, the songwriter shut everything else out in order to make the music his sole focus. I can’t believe it’s been a whole year. I think this is going to be one of those years when a year just doesn’t seem to pass you by.
One of the first things that Jon’s squad said when we sat down was, ‘Okay, so what are we doing? Are we writing breakdowns today?’” the frontman continues. “Because those guys don’t do that. And I would always be like, ‘No, don’t worry about stuff like that – let’s just write a good song.’ That’s how it always starts for me. People say what they want about how our music is or what they think we should be, but all these songs start on an acoustic guitar without any heavy parts – they all start that way. So that’s what I tell people: let’s just write a good song today and I’ll worry about how to make it A Day To Remember later.”
However, when that song didn’t get finished because of all of the songs we already had, we thought that Brick Wall makes so much sense to be first because it’s on the heavier side, but it’s a slow rolling start – which is different for us. We’ve never had a song like that. When you open an album we’re usually in your face! :It was an overwhelmingly positive process that Jeremy describes as a “needed reset” for him – both as a writer and a human being. Importantly, too, it gave A Day To Remember the freedom to stretch into more ambitious territories – both across You’re Welcome’s 14 songs, and in plenty of unheard leftovers… (Source:www.kerrang.com)
“I also love in the bridge it starts off with just a pumping kick [drum] at the beginning, and then as the bridge goes on, in comes a snare, and then a high-hat or something, and it turns into something that you didn’t realise it was, which is that reggaeton beat that’s in, like, every Spanish pop song. If you had told me, five years ago, that A Day To Remember would have a reggaeton drum beat in a song, I would have laughed at you! But it’s there and you don’t even notice it, and I love that.”
Did not disappoint Beartooth went by too quick but was good, I Previl is heavier than I remember (great thing), A Day to Remember stood up to their name! Was supposed to be an hour for adtr but went to hour and a half, did all the big songs of course, had everyone singing and moving, made a grand entrance with big screen for logo and silhouette. Opened with mini fireworks sparks with A Downfall of us all, cool visual videos, TPing at one song, pyrotechnics, confetti and to try and sum it up a kid crowd surfing a crowd surfer twice!! ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ (Source: www.bandsintown.com)