Lyric videos were released for the song, with cartoon illustrations of the All Time Low band members and Blackbear running away from monstrous figures. After the release of the Demi Lovato version, a new lyric video was uploaded, where an animation representing Lovato is included in the lyric video as well, coordinated with when she sings her verses of the song. Lovato's character is also seen singing on stage backed by the band comprising monsters.
All Time Low's name is something of a contradiction these days. The punk-rock band from Towson, Maryland, started performing in high school, and by the time they graduated, they'd signed with a record label and released an EP (extended play) record. Their subsequent albums have all reached Top Ten spots on the Billboard Top 100 lists, with notable songs including \"I Feel Like Dancin'\" and \"Dirty Laundry.\" Although they veered into pop territory in 2017 with their album \"Last Young Renegade,\" they returned to their harder sound in 2020 with their eighth album, \"Wake Up, Sunshine\" (via AllMusic).
One of the notable singles from \"Sunshine\" is \"Monsters.\" It features a verse from rapper blackbear, himself a musician who's worked in various genres (via Complex). The song was an instant hit, staying in the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Alternative Airplay list for 18 weeks. Then in December 2020, it got new life in a re-release featuring new vocals by Demi Lovato. It seems the \"Really Don't Care\" singer really does care about All Time Low's music, since she's been a punk fan for years. The feeling is mutual: Band frontman Alex Gaskarth has said that she's one of his favorite musicians (via Euphoriazine). If you've heard the song, you realize that \"Monsters\" isn't actually about a zombie invasion or a Halloween bash. But what does it really mean
If you listen to the band \"All Time Low,\" there's a good chance you've rocked out to the song \"Monsters\" once or twice (or more). As the story goes, producer and co-writer Andrew Goldstein sent the unfinished track to Matthew Tyler Musto (who goes by the stage name Blackbear and can be seen above) for a potential guest feature, per Billboard. As soon as he \"heard the catchy guitar line,\" as Blackbear recalled, the rest was history. \"It was new and nostalgic at the same time,\" Blackbear said. \"I've always been a huge fan of All Time Low, so [to be on a record of theirs] is a dream come true.\"
According to Genius, All Time Low's \"Monsters\" is about \"a toxic person who you just can't let go [of].\" The singer doesn't blame the person, and instead sings lines of \"self-doubt,\" per Genius. The song details a relationship the person just can't close the door on, despite everything else crumbling around them. And its lyrics certainly attest to that. Lead vocalist Alex Gaskarth sings, \"I'm wondering, why do all the monsters come out at night / Why do we sleep where we want to hide / Why do I run back to you, like I don't mind if you f*** up my life\" It's obvious that he keeps going back to this person even if the relationship is seemingly on the outs.
All Time Low have already enjoyed, ahem, monster success from their single \"Monster\" with special guest blackbear, but the song may be ready for a second wind. That's because the group has issued a brand new recording of the track with a vocal assist from pop star Demi Lovato and a cool new animated lyric video to boot.
The original version (without Lovato but still with the song's other guest blackbear) arrived earlier this year on All Time Low's Wake Up, Sunshine album. The track became the band's first chart-topping single at radio, spending 11 weeks at No. 1 on the Modern Rock chart. The band even took the track to network television, performing the song on ABC's Good Morning America.
Released off the band's newest album, Wake Up, Sunshine, the collab with blackbear has become All Time Low's first No.1 song in its 15-year career! So naturally, the band celebrated hard with cigars and heartwarming notes to fans. 59ce067264