Yesterday was a day Why Don’t We fans have been anticipating for quite a while now. The pop boy band released their sophomore album The Good Times And The Bad Ones, representing the good and bad moments life can bring.
What was supposed to be a three-month long break taking a step back from social media, to fully dive into music, became an over a year-long hiatus due to COVID also gave the boys a chance to explore more of their sound, gaining more inspiration. Fans got a first glimpse of what the album would be back in September 2020 with the release of their single “Fallin’.” To say expectations were exceeded is an understatement. The band now back with a new sound, and look, inspired by an array of genres and artists, including Kanye West, The Smashing Pumpkins, and of course The Beatles, they followed the single with “Lotus Inn” and “Slow Down” topping charts and playlists.
The 10-track LP is Why Don’t We in their most vulnerable and authentic selves. Touching on love, heartbreak, anxiety, happy moments, sad moments, sexy moments and everything in between, the maturity this album presents is unmatched by anything else the band has released. Each song so perfectly composed with incredible beats, melodies and harmonies.
Fully written and co-produced by the band, The Good Times And The Bad Ones is an embodiment of the immense level of talent within the bands vocals, lyrics and production. A declaration of the growth within the five boys and total reinvention since their debut in 2016. This album has been years in the making and it’s easy to tell how personal and meaningful it is to the band, being the most profound piece of work they’ve released. With the album already #1 on iTunes, The Good Times And The Bad Ones is the album to bring them to the height of their career so far.