All Time Low’s latest record Wake Up, Sunshine is another good entry into their catalogue. On album six, the band’s still doing new things. Their sound hasn’t developed a ton over the years, but it’s still developing while they’ve stayed true to their core sound. That’s what you want out of any band with a decade plus tenure and that’s what you’re getting from All Time Low on their latest record.
Wake Up, Sunshine features some new things, but it doesn’t do it under the guise of anything other than being an All Time Low record. That’s very clear from the start of the record. Like any big release, All Time Low has been singles every few weeks before the album dropped. All four of the singles are at the front of the record; “Some Kind of Disaster”, “Sleeping In”, “Getaway Green”, and “Melancholy Kaleidoscope” are all songs that have been out from weeks to months and they’re the first four songs on the record.
There’s not a lot of mystery what this record is. It’s an All Time Low pop album, and it works throughout if you’re a fan of the band. Frontman Alex Gaskarth’s voice is great, the band’s knack for writing catchy hooks in choruses is in full force here, and there’s also some slick guitar work throughout this record too. The whole album is cool but the band scores extra points for their features. “monsters” featuring blackbear is an amazing song as is “Favorite Place” featuring The Band CAMINO. Both of those songs are clear favorites on the record in addition to the first four songs on the album.
All Time Low’s Wake Up, Sunshine doesn’t feature a lot of surprises. It’s an All Time Low album. That said, it does have two very strong feature slots, fifteen songs worth of decent-to-great music, and really shows off that these dudes still have it well into their career. It’s not an album of the year candidate or anything like that, but it’s still a really solid outing.