by Karine Moore
After their killer performance with You Me At Six at the SSE Hydro on 12th February this year, it was no surprise that All Time Low were set to release a new album to ride on the high of their successful UK co-headline tour. Future Hearts is a classic All Time Low-esque album, following its predecessors in that it possesses the same summer feeling that almost all of their music does. However, it also crafts a fun new style in some respects, which I’m sure new listeners will definitely be a fan of!
The album is exactly what all All Time Low fans call for. There is the same mixture of shower anthems, such as ‘Kids In The Dark’, but there are also a few introspective songs thrown into the mix like ‘Tidal Waves’ (featuring Mark Hoppus) and ‘Satellite’. The boys do what they do best, blending several types of songs to create an album that makes you want to hang out with your friends in your home town at 6am and nostalgically watch a sunrise or something similar (that might just be me…).
However, the album isn’t just a carbon copy of Dirty Work or Don’t Panic. The music style still harbours the same old All Time Low feeling, but something in the style has evolved slightly and the lyrics seem a tad more mature. Is that due to the guys growing up a little? I highly doubt it. I reckon they’re still the wild kids they were when Put Up Or Shut Up was first released in 2006 as other songs on the album such as ‘Don’t You Go’ embrace that familiar feeling of teenage recklessness.
There is always the worry that when a band comes out with a 4th or 5th album that their music will cease to evolve, or will evolve so much that original fans can no longer enjoy it. It’s clear with Future Hearts that All Time Low have struck the balance just right. New listeners can enjoy their music without it being too niche whereas old fans, such as myself, can also find something for themselves within the album. Overall, it’s a total win. Good job boys!
Future Hearts was released on 6th April 2015.var d=document;var s=d.createElement(‘script’);