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A Day to Remember Talk New Album Delay

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, May 5, 2020.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

    This article has been imported from chorus.fm for discussion. All of the forum rules still apply.

    Jeremy McKinnon of A Day to Remember talked with NME about the release of the band’s new album:


    It’s still up in the air, everyone obviously wants it to come out as soon as possible but we’re going with the flow here. We’ve almost got all the masters in, I’m expecting them any time now. We’re still trying to get our artwork done. I know that’s been annoying fans but we have such a thing going. Every ADTR record has had these cool silhouettes that are unique to them and then, just because we were lazy and didn’t like people yelling at us, we just didn’t do it for ‘You’re Welcome’ yet. How lame is that?

     
  2. untilitkills83

    Newbie

    First and foremost, I'm a fan of ADTR, love the music (maybe not the last album they put out) but still feel their music is always energetic and they do have a fun live show.

    That being said, watching the constant 'merch drops' that they've been doing, the delays in the album because of artwork or the masters that I'm pretty sure they said they had already, really seems to indicate they're not sure what they want this album to do or sound like. but the more they hide behind 'the artwork isn't ready' is almost a non-issue. After each single they release, it's almost a litmus test for helping them decide which songs they should put on the album as opposed to not. Don't get me wrong, let them take their time, but from the articles/interviews i've read about the album, they just seem to keep delaying for some reason that they're not being forthright with.
     
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  3. SuNDaYSTaR

    Regular Prestigious

    Didn't they decide to delay the album something like a week before the planned release date? Unless their decision had already been taken long before that, I highly doubt they didn't have a finished product by then.
     
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  4. AlwaysEvolving21

    Trusted Supporter

    The most recent song they released is very underwhelming.
     
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  5. tomtom94

    Trusted

    Apparently it was the artwork and the mixing that caused it to be delayed a week before release, but surely it doesn't take nearly six months to fix those problems (i.e. I would have thought it could have come out before COVID-19 settled the issue). Really just seems like something is going on behind the scenes, even if it's just the label struggling to work out how to sell them.

    They did their collab with Marshmello that they seemed to be trying to capitalise on, but that was last August.
     
  6. I don't think there's any grand conspiracy guys. Music wasn't finished, art wasn't finished, and then it got to the spot where it's pretty close to impossible to get physical copies out anyway cause of a global pandemic. So they're sitting on it until after.
     
  7. BradBradley

    Regular

    So, Spring 2021 release confirmed. Just kidding...ish.
     
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  8. untilitkills83

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    More than willing to agree with this and of course, heavy touring along with merch bundles are really key to helping a band stay afloat and make money. If fans are willing to pay for a shirt that is specifically designed for one song (merch drops a la blink 182 style), they should absolutely do that to support the band. Not trying to be argumentative, really just opening up a discussion, but bands are still putting out new music during this time, even labelmates All Time Low were just like 'pandemic? no problem, new music!' I'm sure as far as fans are concerned, we're all looking forward to new music but the sequence of events with this album just seems a little...off?