The last few weeks have seen countless postponements -- from Billie Eilish's world tour to Lady Gaga's highly anticipated new album, Chromatica -- amid the coronavirus crisis. But for All Time Low, it was important to keep their album release as planned during this period of uncertainty.
The pop-rock group's eighth LP, Wake Up, Sunshine, is due April 3, and the band's frontman Alex Gaskarth played a couple of songs from the album during a Billboard Live At-Home session on Friday (March 27) to entertain fans and raise money for National Coalition for the Homeless. In between acoustic renditions of album singles "Some Kind of Disaster" and "Sleeping In," Gaskarth answered several fan questions, confirming that their next project is indeed coming next week.
After a fan commented "Music makes the quarantine better," Gaskarth said, "I agree. And that's why we decided not to push our album back. We kind of deliberated over maybe not releasing April 3, and pushing back until things got a little more normal, but it didn't feel like the right move. I feel like people need some new tunes and I hope that this record can be cathartic for people and help people through this weird, wild time."