Two months ago, the All-American Rejects made their big comeback with two new songs, “Sweat” and “Close Your Eyes,” from their long-awaited upcoming record. The two songs came with an ambitious video, starring frontman Tyson Ritter as both Betsy and Robert. Besides their 2015 movie track, “There’s A Place,” these are the first new All-American Rejects songs since the band released Kids In The Street in 2012. In the five years that have passed, the Rejects took a much-needed break, allowing themselves to live their lives and explore other interests until the music called them back. Their new mini-documentary, Rejected, explains all. The All-American Rejects even tease a few new songs in the clip.
Watch as Tyson Ritter, Nick Wheeler, Mike Kennerty, and Chris Gaylor offer fans a glimpse into their world. Besides “Sweat” and “Close Your Eyes,” the band also previews new songs supposedly called “Running From My Demons” and “Send Her To Heaven.”
Check out Rejected below:
It’s been a long process getting to this point. The All-American Rejects’ last album, Kids In The Street, came out early in 2012. The music was more experimental, and despite their clear growth, the singles and album didn’t fare as well as previous efforts. The band went quiet for a few years, only releasing a new song, “There’s A Place,” in fall 2015. It appeared in the film Miss You Already, in which Tyson acted.
The All-American Rejects started recording new music in spring and summer 2016. They entered the studio again last January. Fans already got to hear one full new song from those summer sessions; they’ve only played “DGAF” live, but a studio version should be on the new album. As of last December, its music video was planned and coming together.
“Sweat” and “Close Your Eyes” are just the first tastes of The All-American Rejects’ upcoming fifth album. You can stream the songs on Spotify or buy them on iTunes now. The still-unnamed new album (or EP) should be out next spring.
Enjoy Rejected and the new song previews, and stay up-to-date on all the band’s album updates here. Keep checking back here for all the latest All-American Reject music news.