Oklahoma-native alternative band The All-American Rejects are still going strong on their 14th year together. It’s been four years since the release of their last album, and on Monday their new album Kids in the Street dropped worldwide.
PopStop TV News caught up with The All-American Rejects’ lead singer Tyson Ritter at their album launch party to chat about where they’ve been over the past few years and get the scoop on their current album.
“We’ve been taking our time to make this record,” said Ritter. “They always say, ‘You have your whole life to make your first record,’ and I think this record, Kids on the Street, I had a whole lifetime of experiences to make it, so I’m really proud.”
“We’ve been doing this for ten years in front of a record button and on the road, and I think how we’ve grown is just—we’ve grown with our fans,” said Ritter. “This whole exhibit shows the fact that this is about remembering that moment when you had that innocence, and I think as long as you can still hold on to it as being an adult and being an artist, then what you make and create is true, and I feel like Kids in the Street is a highlight of that.”
The sexy rocker also gave us some insight on what he looks for in a lady and is banking on fate to determine his love fortune.
“I’m too picky, and I also like substance, and on the road it’s not the place to look for a girl. I’m waiting for destiny to hit me in the face.”
The first single off of Kids in the Street titled “Beekeeper’s Daughter” was released in late January, and Ritter explained that it was written about by his tough experiences with dating in Los Angeles.
“I never knew girls could be bad,” he confessed. “I’m from Oklahoma—it was always the guys that were assholes, but I think getting a little bit run over by that made me realize that I needed to be a lot more careful.”
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