"It's very hard not to have feelings about everything that’s going on in the world"
Sum 41 have announced the release date for their new album and shared the lead single ‘Out for Blood’. Check it out below
Their first album in three years, ‘Order In Decline’ will be released on July 19 via Hopeless Records.
‘Out for Blood’ is the pop-punk veterans’ first new material since their 2016 comeback record ’13 Voices’.
The album has been described as “undoubtedly Sum 41’s heaviest and most aggressive album to date, while also being their most dynamic and raw”.
Vocalist Deryck Whibley has also spoken of the album’s lyrics, which will reflect his view on the current state of the world, although not in a strictly political sense.
“The last thing I wanted to do was write a social or political protest record, and ‘Order In Decline’ is not that,” said Whibley. “It’s also very hard not to have feelings about everything that’s going on in the world.”
The ‘Order In Decline’ tracklist is:
1. Turning Away
2. Out For Blood
3. The New Sensation
4. A Death In The Family
5. Heads Will Roll
6. 45 (A Matter Of Time)
7. Never There
8. Eat You Alive
9. The People Vs…
10. Catching Fire
Whibley made headlines back in 2016 when he spoke of his battle with alcoholism.
“It was just sort of a very uncertain time. A lot of insecurities. I actually thought I was going crazy at one point. I thought I was turning schizophrenic or something.”
“I had so much chaos and so much noise in my head,” he continued. “Everything was a question, which is where the term ’13 Voices’ came from.”
Whibley also said that he actually gets more enjoyment from playing live with Sum 41 now that he longer drinks. “I feel it more. You notice it more. And what I also notice more is the audience reaction. You see it,” he explained.
“But when you’re drunk you don’t really think about it. When you’re sober you can see the emotion, someone singing back lyrics, not because they know them but because it meant something to them at a certain point in your life.”