All Time Low have released the title track from their forthcoming new album, Last Young Renegade.
An anthemic banger that rings of “The Reckless And The Brave,” here’s a song that’ll have you immediately wishing you’re front row at their next show.
“At first, I didn’t even know if this would go on the album! It didn’t dawn on us until later that there was this story forming and that ‘Last Young Renegade’ could be such a cool piece of what the record was about,” frontman Alex Gaskarth says to Alternative Press. “It was one of the earlier songs we wrote and we were living with it for a long time—and it was never clear to us that it should lead the album. But, it became such a clear integral piece that it didn’t feel right going anywhere else. We tried it in a few different places, but ultimately it just felt like it set the tone for everywhere else the record goes.
“Especially for an All Time Low record, we needed to open with a banger, and open with one that had a lot of energy and movement. From a lyrical standpoint, that one sets up the characters. It became really obvious after a while, like, ‘Oh yes, this is track one.'”
“I think one of the big things as we were working on the record was just pushing ourselves forward. When we put out Don’t Panic we hit the reset button on the band, and we started looking at Don’t Panic as if it was our first record out of the gate as a more realized version of All Time Low,” Gaskarth told AP in a separate interview. “Then [there was] Future Hearts, and that felt like we started pushing the envelope forward and trying to expand the sound and grow. ‘Dirty Laundry’ is a continuation of that. It’s taking the idea from the last album and continuing to push it forward and explore new things.”