Recap by Sarah Tijan
You're Welcome Is The Most Comprehensive A DAY TO REMEMBER Album To Date - Album Review
You’re Welcome is the long awaited seventh- yes seventh, release from emocore legends (in their own right), A DAY TO REMEMBER (ADTR). Fans have eagerly, and at times impatiently, waited five years for their first release under their new major label, Fueled by Ramen. We are here to tell you it was worth the wait.
Although You're Welcome was set to originally release November 15, 2019, the release was delayed due to the album's mixing and artwork not being completed. Waiting for this album made it much more relatable and meaningful- especially with all that the world has endured and experienced in the last year plus. It's almost like ADTR knew we needed something to look forward to.
You’re Welcome is a well-rounded, complete album with a vast range of emotions and feelings, but does not dwell on one set idea alone. The album is diverse and forthcoming with honesty while staying true to the bands ideals. ADTR decided they wanted to branch out their musical sound on the new album to serve the masses; bringing both the "A Day to Remember sound" we know, and their "take on modern influences" together.
Each song on the album stands alone, highlighting different pieces of what makes ADTR a force in the alt-metal world and core scene: they understand how to bring the album together as they blend the heavy with the acoustic melding of McKinnon's voice, and with the experienced musicianship keeping the album unforced.
Eighteen years later, including over ten years of their current lineup together, ADTR have once again made it clear why they are successfully helping to lead the charge in today's core, and now more than ever, the pop punk scene as well. You're Welcome is musically a masterpiece that first time listeners, and long-time fans, can relate to and enjoy today and for years to come.