If I were to choose a song that would get ATL to the pop stardom they want, this would be that song. I think it's the best powerpop song off that album. That's not saying a lot, but I'd much rather them make it big with this song than the other garbage on that record.
Alex is definitely getting some thinning hair there. I would know, mine gets the same way when I let it grow too long. The gruff facial hair works for him though, makes him look more mature.
Also, I totally thought the actor love interest dude was Zack.