It’s been a long time coming, but the wait is finally over.
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Why Don’t We has finally released their second studio album The Good Times and the Bad Ones and spoke with Julia from RADIO.COM to take us inside the record.
“The day our album drops we’re doing a bunch of TV performances and then as the week goes on into next week we’ve got more performances. We’ve got a couple billboards that are going to be in Times Square so if anybody that’s watching is from New York go check them out!” Corbyn Besson said.
The Good Times and the Bad Ones is Why Don’t We’s second studio album and their first since they burst onto the scene back in 2018. With the release of the album, Julia appropriately had the guys go through the good times and the bad times throughout their career.
While many cities around the world have provided good times for the band, there’s one store that stands out. “Great time in London,” Daniel Seavey said.
“We recorded ‘Trust Fund Baby’ there and we recorded it with Steve Mac, who is Ed Sheeran’s producer. Ed Sheeran wrote that song for us so it was a crazy moment. [Mac] actually pulled out this special keyboard that he had in a corner of the room. He goes, ‘watch this’ and he turns a knob and it starts playing ‘Shape of You’ live, like all the instruments were on the keyboard. We’re like 'WHOA!' It hit us what was going on and we’re like ‘this is crazy!’”
The good times aren’t confined to the studio. There’s plenty to be found on the stage as well. “There was one time we were in the Netherlands. We go on stage and we don’t even have a chance to speak,” Zach Herron said.
“They [fans] just screamed at the top of their lungs for like three to five minutes. We couldn’t say anything up there. We’re just standing there looking at each other like ‘what the hell is going on?!?’”
For all the good times the band has had on tour, there’s also been some rough moments. Zach was happy to elaborate. “I dislocated my knee on stage once. I finished the show, but it was like the third song to last.”
“We didn’t know what was going on,” Jonah Marais said.
Why Don’t We’s new album The Good Times and the Bad is out now.