aus10carlile: do you ever wonder if band guys cry themselves to sleep because of how stupid their fanbase is
dont-freak-out-but-i-just: just press play and...
therapist: now i'd like you to tell me about your most tragic experience ever
me: well one time i had to restart my computer
Interviewer: Did he ever worry about you developing a similar problem as the band started touring?
Alex: No, he didn’t. We have a good relationship and we knew that history wouldn’t repeat itself. When you are around a situation you learn from it, you learn the ins and outs of everything that is involved with it, so we were sure that because we had all seen it once we wouldn’t be seeing it again.
Interviewer: Why do topics like this seem to stay in the background of All Time Low songs?
Alex: First and foremost there are definitely songs we have done about the darker times of life; songs like “Therapy”, “Lullabies”, “Remembering Sunday” and “Stay Awake” address those topics directly. I think I’m a person who tends to gravitate towards a more positive outlook on life, that’s just me. But when we started this band we had a clear-cut idea of what we wanted to be—we decided to avoid the melancholy and any dwelling-on-the-past mentality so we could write more about the upside. As we’ve continued we’ve kept that going, and I think it now defines part of what our band is.
Interviewer: Would you change that now if you could?
Alex: This band definitely has an image and has developed a front or a persona that many people, at least from the outside, see as one-dimensional. People think we’re the happy guys who talk about partying all the time but I think the people who really know the band, the fans who really dive deep, know there is more to what we do. I don’t know if I wish, or even care, for people to know more about me or my life as long as people like the music and can connect to something in it then that’s all that really matters to me. Outside of that, it’s not a struggle for me. I’m not trying to show people another of me or prive myself, I’m not begging for people to hear my sad stories and realize we’re more than what you see in the photographs. We’re having a good time and people can follow it and delve as deeply into it as they want.