24/Seven (Big Time Rush album)

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24/Seven
Studio album by Big Time Rush
Released June 11, 2013 (2013-06-11)
Recorded 2012–2013
Genre Synthpop, dance-pop
Length 32:49
Label Nick, Columbia
Producer Damon Sharpe, Matt Squire, "The Suspsex", Austin Bis, Big Time Rush, Eric Sanicola, Chris DeStefano, Blueprint
Big Time Rush chronology
Big Time Movie Soundtrack
(2012)
24/Seven
(2013)
Singles from 24/Seven
  1. "24/Seven"
    Released: June 19, 2013[1]

24/Seven is the third studio album by American boy band Big Time Rush, released on June 11, 2013 by Columbia Records. The album is a more uptempo and traditional pop sound from the band but still incorporates similar melodies to their previous sound. The band worked with producers Matt Squire and Damon Sharpe, as they had done in the past, in an effort to mature their sound yet not stray away from their well-known qualities. The four members co-wrote twelve songs (including five deluxe edition bonus tracks) with several hired songwriters. The album was preceded by the release of the promotional singles "Like Nobody's Around" and "Confetti Falling".

"24/Seven", the album's title track, was released as the lead single on June 19, 2013 along with its music video. The album received mixed reviews from critics, and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200.

Background[edit]

Beginning on April 26, 2013, Big Time Rush began releasing photos for various songs on the album via Instagram and Google Plus. The band revealed the track list for the album on April 29, 2013 in the magazine Entertainment Weekly.[2][3]

Composition[edit]

Musically, 24/Seven brings back the traditional boy band pop that was featured on the previous two albums, BTR and Elevate.[citation needed] However, the album marks a departure from the more electronic and dance oriented sound of Elevate, incorporating more guitar production and lighter beats.[citation needed] Also in contrast with the previous two releases, the latter contains music that was written primarily by Big Time Rush as opposed to other songwriters. With the exception of the songs "Like Nobody's Around" and "Love Me Again", each song on the album was either written or co-written by a member of the band. There are two guest appearances on this album: pop rap duo Karmin appears on the track "Song for You", and rapper Jake Miller appears on "Lost in Love" on the deluxe edition of the album. The first version of the song "Love Me Again" was written by Big Time Rush, but Nickelodeon altered the song to be more "kid-friendly".

Singles[edit]

"24/Seven" was released on June 19, 2013 along with its music video. The song was written by Damon Sharpe, Logan Henderson, Kendall Schmidt, Jeremy Skaller, Jamil "Digi" Chammas, Justin Lucas, and Ameerah Roelants; it was produced by OMFG and Sharpe.

Promotional singles[edit]

The album was preceded by the promotional single "Like Nobody's Around", which saw its music video premiere on Vevo during the 2013 Kids' Choice Awards. The song became available for digital download on April 30, 2013 when the album was released on iTunes for pre order.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic[4] 3.5/5 stars
PopCrush[5] 4/5 stars
PopMatters[6] 6/10
Rolling Stone[citation needed] 3/5 stars
Toronto Star[7] 2/4 stars

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "24/Seven"   Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena, Jr., Logan Henderson, Damon Sharpe, Jeremy Skaller, Jamil "Digi" Chammas, Justin Lucas, Ameerah Roelants OFM, Sharpe 3:09
2. "Like Nobody's Around"   Jason Evigan, Mitch Allen, Emily Wright, Claude Kelly, Austin Bisnow Squire, "The Suspex", Bisnow 2:56
3. "Get Up"   Schmidt, Henderson, Matt Squire, Matt Thiessen, Nikita Konovalenko, Nikolay Prilepo Squire 2:57
4. "Song for You" (featuring Karmin) Ryan Ogren, Nick Bailey, Rami Jrade, Megan Perry, Amy Heidmann, Nick Noonan The Blueprint 3:15
5. "Run Wild"   Maslow, Sharpe, Eric Sanicola, Matty Nyberg Sanicola, Sharpe 3:09
6. "Crazy for U"   Schmidt, Sharpe, Skaller, Robert Larow OFM, Sharpe 3:07
7. "Picture This"   Maslow, Pena Jr., Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley DeStefano, Sharpe 3:04
8. "Confetti Falling"   Skaller, Khaled Rohaim, Rob Larow, August Rigo, Big Time Rush OFM, Sharpe 4:03
9. "Amazing"   Maslow, Dan Book, Alexi Misoul, Dave Katz Book, Misoul 3:21
10. "We Are"   Schmidt, Jeff Halavacs, Francisca Hall Halatrax, Sharpe 3:46
Total length:
32:48

Personnel[edit]

Credits from 24/Seven adapted from album liner notes.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Formats Label
Germany June 7, 2013 CD, download Sony Music Entertainment, Nick, RCA Records
United Kingdom June 10, 2013
Poland June 11, 2013 Nick, Columbia
United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ Big Time Rush's Music Video For "24/Seven" Is Here!. J-14. Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
  2. ^ Big Time Rush – Google. Plus.google.com. Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
  3. ^ Ross, Dalton. (2013-04-26) Big Time Rush's '24/seven' album will be released on... + all the track names: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | The Family Room | EW.com. Family-room.ew.com. Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
  4. ^ 24/Seven – Big Time Rush | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards. AllMusic (2013-06-10). Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
  5. ^ Big Time Rush, ’24/Seven’ (Standard Edition) – Album Review. Popcrush.com (2013-06-06). Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
  6. ^ About PopMatters < PopMatters. Popmatters.com. Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
  7. ^ "Big Time Rush ready to slow down | Music | Entertainment". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2013-08-06.