Whethan and Grouplove Turn Things ‘Upside Down’
March 5, 2020
March 5, 2020
Fitz and The Tantrums tested the patience of their loyal fanbase, as it took three years to release their fourth album, All the Feels. The album finally dropped late last month and it was worth the wait. Featuring 17 tracks, All the Feels dives into both positive and negative topics like love, acceptance, gun culture, excessive media coverage, and many more, literally covering “all the feels.” The band’s frontman Michael Fitzpatrick (Fitz) also included a breakdown of the inspiration behind each song, along with the release. Check out the album below and then read on to see what Fitz had to say about each track.
“All the Feels”
The title song is truly the compass for the whole album. In this day and age of devices blocking us from everybody, this was my own personal declaration to want to feel more connection with my family, my friends, with my life.
The process of writing a song can literally shift your mood, pulling you from self-doubt and insecurity to holding on to a fleeting moment of self-confidence and feelin’ yourself!
“I Just Wanna Shine”
Sometimes you just gotta climb to the tallest building and shout your name out as loud as you can!
“Ain’t Nobody But Me”
There comes a certain point in your life when you realize you are who you are. You’re tired of all the BS and you finally accept yourself completely.
“I Need Help!”
Whether it’s bullying or shaming or whatever pressures are piling on sometimes you have to find the courage to realize you can’t do it on your own and it’s absolutely fine to ask for a little help!
“Don’t Ever Let Em”
In this FOMO, selfie, “look at how great my life” is time that we live in, it’s OK to just be you and do you.
There’s a nostalgia and a yearning for the simple days when you would just hang out with your friends in the basement after school.
“Ready or Not”
When nothing can stand in the way of your dreams, sometimes you just have to make a bold declaration.
It takes you back to that time when you sat there tirelessly organizing your CD collection to the point of obsession, trying to curate the perfect playlist to impress her.
There are times when you meet somebody, the light changes in the room, and you realize they’ve cast a spell on you.
Sometimes all the signs are telling you to run away but your heart doesn’t care. It’s about falling for a girl who you know is gonna be bad for you, and doing it anyway.
Pleading with time to slow down, ’cause life is moving too fast.
In your darkest days and darkest times, you have to figure out a way to still find hope and keep dreaming.
Every day I read the news, and feel like I’m losing my mind. But we have to remain positive and powerful.
“Kiss the Sky”
It’s about gun culture in America and what I imagine is a romanticized version of security and freedom when someone owns one. If a firearm had a voice, what would it say?
In the unknown of where life is gonna take you, you can either be uncomfortable or be excited about what the future holds.
“Livin’ for the Weekend”
In 11 years of being in this band, if there is one thing I’ve learned, [it’s this]: If you get knocked down, you get back up, and you keep on going.