24/Seven (Big Time Rush album)

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24/Seven
BigTimeRush24Seven.jpg
Studio album by Big Time Rush
Released June 11, 2013 (2013-06-11)
Recorded 2012–2013
Genre
Length 32:49
Label
Producer
Big Time Rush chronology
Big Time Movie Soundtrack
(2012)
24/Seven
(2013)
Singles from 24/Seven
  1. "24/Seven"
    Released: June 19, 2013[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic[2] 3.5/5 stars
PopMatters[3] 6/10
Rolling Stone[citation needed] 3/5 stars
Toronto Star[4] 2/4 stars

24/Seven is the third studio album released by American boy band Big Time Rush, released on June 11, 2013 by Columbia Records before the group's indefinite hiatus. The album experiments with a dance-rock and R&B sound.[2] It also serves as the follow-up to their second studio album Elevate. 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 becoming their second top 10 album following their debut album in 2010.

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 final track listing for the album on April 29, 2013 via Entertainment Weekly.[5][6]

Composition[edit]

Musically, 24/Seven marks a shift on the band's signature sound showcasing a more mature, organic and "down-to-earth pop" direction than their previous two albums, BTR and Elevate.[7] In contrast with their past releases, the songs were written primarily by the band,[8] with the exception of the songs "Like Nobody's Around" and "Song for You", each song on the album was either written or co-written by a member of the band. The album features duo Karmin, which appears on the track "Song for You", and rapper Jake Miller on deluxe edition bonus track "Lost in Love". 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".Their song "Song for you" also became the intro to a kpop variety show called "A song for you"

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 OFM 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.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "24/Seven"  
3:09
2. "Like Nobody's Around"  
2:56
3. "Get Up"  
Squire 2:57
4. "Song for You" (featuring Karmin) The Blueprint 3:15
5. "Run Wild"  
  • Sanicola
  • Sharpe
3:09
6. "Crazy for U"  
  • Schmidt
  • Sharpe
  • Skaller
  • Robert Larow
  • OFM
  • Sharpe
3:07
7. "Picture This"  
  • DeStefano
  • Sharpe
3:04
8. "Confetti Falling"  
OFM, Sharpe 4:03
9. "Amazing"  
  • 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. ^ a b 24/Seven – Big Time Rush | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards. AllMusic (2013-06-10). Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
  3. ^ About PopMatters < PopMatters. Popmatters.com. Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
  4. ^ "Big Time Rush ready to slow down | Music | Entertainment". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  5. ^ Big Time Rush – Google. Plus.google.com. Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Jason Lipshutz (July 2, 2013). "Big Time Rush Discusses The 'Growth and Maturity' of '24/Seven': Video Interview". Billboard. 
  8. ^ Jessy Krupa (June 10, 2013). "The Month In Pop Entertainment - June 2013". Popmatters.