Published Aug 25, 2016Sum 41 are currently revving up to the release of their next record 13 Voices, and they've just shared another cut from the upcoming album.
Following the meme-mining "Fake My Own Death" video, the band have unveiled a clip for a track called "War." The visuals are decidedly darker than the previous effort, opting instead to showcase the band performing amidst the rubble of a plane crash.
Frontman Deryck Whibley explained the meaning of the track in a statement, which reads:
so we have officially picked the first single now. this song is called "war". i picked this song because of it's importance to me. i feel this song literally saved my life. i was at my absolute lowest point of what seemed like a never ending recovery. i was at a tipping point where i could have easily just given up and went back to my old ways of alcohol abuse which would've ended up killing me, which at the time felt like a better option. when all of a sudden, in mid thought, these lyrics sort of appeared in my head and i grabbed a pencil and paper instead of a bottle and started writing. when i read it back to myself i realized i had written words that i would need to live up to if i wanted to survive. whenever i had any thoughts of giving up i would read these lyrics myself to remind me that i need to keep fighting harder and what it was exactly i was fighting for.
The band will embark on the "Don't Call It a Sum-Back Tour" this fall, and you can find full details about the upcoming North American shows here. 13 Voices is due out on October 7 through Hopeless Records.
For now, watch the video for "War" below.