- Album Title: TBA
- Release Date: Spring 2018
- Recording Dates: April-July 2016; January 2017
- Status: Finished recording as of February 2017
- Promo Live Song: "DGAF"
- Lead Single: "Sweat" (July 7, 2017)
- Lead Single: "Close Your Eyes" (July 7, 2017)
- Other Known Songs:
- Expected Sound: Fun, light-hearted, different, new
- Collaborators: Benny Cassette (producer)
The All-American Rejects' last album came out in March 2012. Kids In The Street showed a slightly different sound for the band, but it was a great fit. The songs were more mature, more reflective, and more revealing. The whole record was amazing, and possibly their best release yet. And it certainly deserved more attention than it ended up getting.
The band released their singles and went on tour, and by early 2013, they were ready for a little break. They focused on other things for a while. Signer Tyson Ritter got engaged that April, and was married by New Year's Day.
Finally, in mid 2014, The All-American Rejects were refreshed and ready to get back to the music again. They played some shows here and there around the summer time, but were already thinking about recording their next album. In spite of plans to record an album that fall, the band evidently did not enter the studio. In 2015 they released on new song, "There's A Place," for the drama film Miss You Already (in which Tyson Ritter appears). In spring 2016 The All-American Rejects officially began working on new music, with Benny Cassette producing. The band premiered their new single, "DGAF," live in San Diego on July 21st; though the band had plans to release a music video, we still have not seen that or the studio version of "DGAF."
In summer 2016, The All-American Rejects stated that they were not releasing a full album. Instead, they said a 5-6 song EP would be out in 2017. In January 2017, they entered the studio to record 3 or 4 more songs. In February and March, Tyson shared short previews of 4 of the new songs on Snapchat. He also shared some lyrics on Twitter.
On July 7th, The All-American Rejects released two new singles, "Sweat" and "Close Your Eyes," along with a shot film music video. Billboard reported that a full-length album (rather than an EP) would be out in fall 2017.
In September, the band shared Rejected, a mini documentary about their comeback and new music. The film previewed two new songs, "Running From My Demons" and "Send Her To Heaven," both of which Tyson had teased on Snapchat earlier in 2017. With the documentary came conflicting info that the new music is an EP, rather than a full-length album, and that it will be out in 2018.