All Time Low fans got a surprise Monday when singer Alex Gaskarth announced the band will begin work on a new album with producer John Feldmann.
The news came via Twitter, where Gaskarth posted the following Vine:
New album is now officially under way w/ none other thaaaan...!! https://t.co/D1Tt77nNVy
— Alexander William (@AlexAllTimeLow) September 29, 2014
The new project will follow 2012's Don't Panic, which was their first after leaving major record label Interscope.
"I felt really good about it," Gaskarth told Gunz earlier this year. "I think it said a lot about our fans. A lot of people called it almost a return-to-form record. I didn't quite see it that way. I think we still managed to grow a little bit as a band. The cool thing about that album is it has a story. It was all about what happened with our major label transition and everything. The record kind of wrote itself. When all was said and done, it connected with everybody because it was what everybody was thinking already. So it kind of spoke to that.
As far as the label split...
"Hindsight is always 20/20," he said. "I think if we had known it was going to play out the way it did, obviously we wouldn't have gone down that road. But you never know. At first, it seemed like there was so much promise there. They were ready to move in our direction with things and make something really special. But it was kind of just that stereotypical story of what happens when bands sign to majors sometimes. And our entire team ended up getting moved around and fired. Pretty much anybody who was there at the beginning of Dirty Work was gone when we needed them."
The band took a small break from touring this summer after an extensive stay on the road.
"It was pretty nuts," Gaskarth said. "When we looked back at it, we circled the world like 2 1/2 times. It was pretty insane. A lot of travel. A lot of time away from home."