New Album Out On November 16th – First Single “All I Want” Impacting At Alternative & Rock Radio Now
Since their formation in 2003, Ocala, Florida’s A Day To Remember have grown from a small band with a dedicated local fan-base into a worldwide phenomenon, gaining the respect and adoration from their peers as much as their fans. This hasn’t been an overnight success story – A Day To Remember has worked hard to win over every fan they make. Over the course of three albums, they have sold out entire continental tours, landed a Top 25 Billboard debut and topped the Billboard Indie Albums Chart.
The band has displayed their unmatched musicianship on their three previous efforts: For Those Who Have Heart, Old Record, and their most recent and popular album: Homesick. As stated by Rock Sound Magazine: “ADTR are the poster boys of a genre on the cusp of a new revolution.”
Their dedication, rapid, and steady-spreading buzz album after album along with their undeniable musical abilities have made this young band one of the most talked about in rock. Unlike most bands in the current decayed state of the music business, with each album their sales and live draw have increased. Their popularity will continue to rise to deafening levels with the release of their fourth album, What Separates Me From You, on November 16th on Victory Records.
The band’s first single from the new album: “All I Want” is already drawing major attention. Within the first 24 hours of it being posted online on KROQ’s (Los Angeles’ flagship rock station) website, the song registered over 61,000 views setting a KROQ record. Last week, the track was also one of the most added songs at alternative and rock radio. The track is now available on iTunes and is already #3 on the Rock Singles Chart.
Lead singer Jeremy McKinnon gives his thoughts on “All I Want.” “This song is about the struggle that comes with doing what’s right for you, even if it doesn’t make sense to others,” commented Jeremy. “Live life for yourself, and be happy.”
It’s been a quick turn around for A Day To Remember who’s last album, Homesick, was just released in February 2009. The album sold over 21,000 albums within the first week, landing it at #21 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and setting the tone for the rest of the year to come.
Their spring 2010 headlining run sold out every date, making it one of the hottest tickets of the year. Immediately following the conclusion of the tour the band headed to Europe for a month of festivals, but naturally, they were always thinking ahead.
“We had been writing constantly since Homesick. The whole album was written on the road, and we actually took Andrew Wade overseas with us. We’d all write and record ideas on the bus that we brought to Chad [Gilbert] to work out when we got home” Says Jeremy of the writing process for What Separates Me From You.
Amidst writing and recording the new album, things were still going strong for Homesick. Both “I’m Made of Wax Larry, What Are You Made Of?” and “Have Faith in Me” were added by MTV2 and MTVU and earned themselves a coveted spot in the Elite 8 rotation. “Have Faith in Me” was the Most Requested Song on KROQ five weeks in a row while receiving 7000+ spins at Active Rock and Alternative radio stations across the U.S. The buzz surrounding the band was only heightened with their appearances at X Games, Krock-athon, Epicenter and at the Reading and Leeds Festivals. Coinciding, “The Downfall of Us All” was released on Rock Band and currently, “NJ Legion Iced Tea” is the second most popular track on Guitar Hero.
What Separates Me From You takes things a giant step further. The band showcases their characteristic mix of monstrous sing-a-long choruses and mosh-pit-inducing breakdowns, however this time around the lyrics are darker than ever. They are based off of true, deep-seeded emotion which Jeremy explains as his most honest and personal writings to date. “I know what the lyrics mean to me, but my hope is that our fans take away their own interpretation.”
Keeping true to ADTR fashion, the band has huge plans for 2011, beginning with a US tour this fall (which includes label mates Close Your Eyes). What Separates Me From You shows the band’s widening spectrum and is certainly the triumphant next step in their already shining career. They have perfected a genre and their latest effort enhances their already impressive catalog, hitting harder and bouncing bigger than ever before.
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