Jeremy McKinnon On New A Day To Remember Album: “We Branch Out In Directions We Never Have Before”

During a recent interview with NME, A Day To Remember’s Jeremy McKinnon discussed the band’s new album “You’re Welcome.” The frontman said the effort will find the group “branch[ing] out in directions [they] never have before.”

McKinnon said the following while discussing “Rescue Me,” the band’s collaboration with Marshmello:

“‘Rescue Me‘ was a way to get a heat-check from our fans. Will they accept this blend of ADTR and EDM? It’s been an overwhelming ‘yes’ so far. It was this cool way of getting them ready for what we’re going to try out on ‘You’re Welcome‘. We take that sound and go super heavy, but we also go even poppier than ‘Rescue Me‘. We run the whole gambit of what an ADTR record is. It’s just got this new, modern influence so it’s not the same record again.”

He continued:

“It’s the first time in a long time that it has felt fresh. There are songs on this album that are mixes of things that I don’t know exist yet. It feels like ADTR, it feels like today and it also feels like a heavy band, all wrapped up in one. We branch out in directions we never have before, and it’s executed better than things we’ve done before. I just think they’re better songs.”

He then went on to discuss the album’s mood:

“We demoed like, 30 or 40 songs for this record and a vast majority were just different. I did say it was a happier record than usual but I was counting on a lot of the songs that didn’t get picked. It still isn’t this super dark, brooding record about some guy who is scared of whether his life choices work out, because my life choices did work out. I’m a father now, I’m happily married and I got a lot in my life I’m thankful for. A lot of those songs naturally showed that, but there’s still plenty on there that will feel familiar, so it’s about half and half.”

McKinnon also added the following about release plans:

“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?”

“It’s important for us to continue that legacy. It’s important that it’s up to standard. I do understand the frustration – it’s frustrating for all of us that the main thing holding up the release is artwork that for most people will be the size of a dime on your phone. But if we don’t put that time and care into it, is it really an A Day To Remember record? We’re going to do everything we can to get as much stuff out there for people. We didn’t make people wait for no fucking reason, so it better be right.”

A Day To Remember Premiere Animated Video For New Song “Mindreader”

A Day To Remember have premiered an animated video for their new song “Mindreader.” This track is from the band’s upcoming album “You’re Welcome.”

Jeremy McKinnon commented:

“We’ve had this video done for some time now, and seeing as how our album isn’t out yet and the state of the world is keeping us off the road, we wanted to get some new material out there for our fans as soon as possible.

This song was one of my personal favorites off the new album from the day it was written. I wrote it with the incredibly talented Mike Green. Fun fact, it was the first song I’ve ever sent the guys in the band that was unanimously loved. This song was written to be a lighthearted take on people in relationships expecting their partners to read their minds.”

A Day To Remember Guitarist Explains New Album Delay

As previously reported, A Day To Remember recently delayed their new album, “You’re Welcome,” until 2020. Guitarist Kevin Skaff has since explained that decision during an interview with WSOU:

“It got pushed back because the art for the record isn’t done yet. We still can’t find a good cover for the record. I know it doesn’t really matter nowadays, with streaming and everything, but we just everything to be perfect before it comes out. And there are still a couple of songs that are still getting mixed that we just need to find the right mixer. It’s only getting pushed back — what? — two [or] two and a half months, so it’s not too bad. It’s not like a Kanye [West] thing where it’s never gonna come out.”

[via Blabbermouth]

A Day To Remember Delay New Album “You’re Welcome” Until 2020

A Day To Remember’s new album, “You’re Welcome,” has been delayed until 2020. The band commented:

“A couple months back we announced we’d be releasing our album Nov 15th. It’s taken a little longer than expected and we just aren’t done with it yet. So we are moving this to early 2020. Rest assured there’s a lot of new music coming out very soon and we can’t wait to share it with you. Thanks for supporting us all these years and see you out there on The Degenerates Tour!”

A Day To Remember Reveal New Album Title

During a free show at the House Of Vans in London, UK last night (August 21), A Day To Remember revealed that their new album will be titled “You’re Welcome.” Jeremy McKinnon told the crowd the following:

“[Earlier this week] we released a new song [“Degenerates“] – that song is going to come out on a record later this year. That’s with our friends in Fueled By Ramen – let’s hear it for Fueled By Ramen! It’s gonna come out on that label, and we’re gonna call that record ‘You’re Welcome‘.”

[via Rock Sound]

Green Day’s Tré Cool Releases New EP From His “Icelandic Death Metal” Side Project Dead Mermaids

Green Day’s Tré Cool recently released a new EP, titled “You’re Welcome,” from his “Icelandic death metal” side project Dead Mermaids. It doesn’t really sound like death metal, but it’s still heavier than Green Day and it’s also pretty humorous. You can check it out via Spotify.