Jack Barakat’s WhoHurtYou Release Debut Single, Wish We Never Met
The debut single from All Time Low guitarist Jack Barakat’s new side-project, WhoHurtYou, is here!
The duo – completed by Kevin Fisher – have unveiled the first taste of their “dark pop” project with Wish We Never Met, which you can stream below.
“I’ve always felt that I’ve had to portray myself a certain way online,” Jack revealed in a new video opening up about WhoHurtYou earlier in the week. “Kind of be this comic relief, and someone who’s always in a positive mental state. It’s just not the truth. And it’s not real. And everyone has their ups and downs, and I’ve never really put mine out there.
“Last year was a really tough year for me. I was going through my first big break-up and handled it all the wrong ways, and I was doing the wrong things. In those moments, I had close friends of mine urge me to see a therapist and turn my life around.”
And in the caption, he wrote: “Proud to introduce everyone to WhoHurtYou. @iamsweettalker and myself created this dark pop project during a really difficult time in our lives. We wrote these songs to help us cope with our relationships and break-ups. We’ve spent the last year pouring our hearts into the music. Each song represents a different stage of break-up grief. Personally, it has been an interesting journey songwriting and putting my feelings out there. Scary at first, but now I’m ready to share it with the world. I hope the music can help you the way it helped us.”
Listen to Wish We Never Met:
Check out the lyrics below, too:
Wish We Never Met // 6.21 https://t.co/wxgsnd0xIM— Boy Exotic 🐅 (@JackBarakat) Wed Jun 19 22:34:28 +0000 2019
Looks like we might be getting an official video very soon, too…
In All Time Low news, meanwhile, frontman Alex Gaskarth told Kerrang! recently that the band will be heading into the studio in the summer to work on a follow-up to 2017’s Last Young Renegade – once his Simple Creatures side-project with blink-182’s Mark Hoppus is on the back-burner.
“We are kicking music around, we are sending ideas back and forth, we are starting to get into the nitty gritty of it,” he says.
“I think in the summer when blink gets busy and we put the pin in Simple Creatures for the minute, there’s going to be a nice window of time for all four of us get together, get in a room and start looking at the demos I’ve written, and breaking those down.
“Also, just start writing as the four of us again, and figuring out what the next version of All Time Low is going to sound like, which is super-exciting right now. Coming off the tail-end of Last Young Renegade, which was a little pocket universe of a record for us, I think it will be really cool to break out of that and kinda get back into what makes All Time Low, All Time Low, and figuring out what that is in 2019/2020.”
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