After getting its premiere onstage earlier in the week, Baltimore’s All Time Low have officially unveiled the studio version of their new single, ‘PMA’, an acronym for ‘Post Modern Anxiety’. Featuring English rockers Pale Waves, the band shared their gratitude to their newfound collaborators for “making it so magical”, continuing to add: “We hope this song can ease your mind for a few moments, we’re all going through it.” As it navigates through shelter-in-place blues, late-night TV binges, and dying a little more on the inside every day, the single is both a comforting and frustrating snapshot of what life has looked like since the start of the pandemic in March of 2020.
The fresh track follows on from the band’s previous release this year, ‘Once In A Lifetime’. Speaking to Blunt Magazine back in April when it was dropped, frontman Alex Gaskarth confirmed that the legendary pop rockers were working on new music, although they weren’t quite sure at that time what shape it would end up taking: “I know that I’m really excited about the songs because they feel like a really cool extension of where our last album left off, given that we didn’t get to go on tour like we usually do for two years around a record. It kind of felt like there was a through-line with the new music we were making.
“So it all sort of feels loosely connected, and that’s really cool. It’s growing and going somewhere.” Hopefully, we’ll hear more news on what that looks like very soon. Returning to the subject of All Time Low, Gaskarth concluded: “All Time Low is our safe place, and when we’re feeling down, the band brings us back to this place where we feel great again.”