Ground Control

Album: Last Young Renegade (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is a collaboration with the synth-pop duo Tegan and Sara. Asked by HMV.com how they came to recruit the Canadian pair for the track, Alex Gaskarth replied: "We're huge fans of theirs. I wrote that song 'Ground Control' as a duet, with a female part in mind and they were at the top of the list. The song had the feel of the synth pop they do and so we reached out and they agreed. It worked so well, it's one of my favorite songs on the record."
  • Gaskarth admitted to NME that the hook-up with Tegan and Sara was unexpected. "I think it’s a collaboration that the fans maybe didn’t see coming," he said; "It’s always fun to keep people on their toes with new music."

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