Sum 41 Share Sombre Piano Ballad for Single Parents Everywhere

"Never There" appears on the band's new album 'Order in Decline'
Sum 41 Share Sombre Piano Ballad for Single Parents Everywhere
Next month, pop-punk survivors Sum 41 will return with a new album called Order in Decline. We've already heard the band's metal-tinged "A Death in the Family" and "Out for Blood," and now they've dropped one of their classic piano-rock ballads.

"Never There" is a slow, sincere anthem dedicated to single parents everywhere. In its accompanying video, Deryck Whibley performs the song in an abandoned house while remembering his own upbringing.

In a press release, he shared the following statement about the tune:

I never wanted to write this song, it just kind of poured out of me. I tried to fight it at first but there was no stopping it. I could tell I was writing about my dad, who I've never met and throughout my life it has always been a subject that I don't really think about or care about. It has never really bothered me and when I started thinking about why it never bothered me, I realized it was because my mum was so great and I have such a loving relationship with her. She was so strong as a single mother for my whole life that I never needed to think about my dad.

Watch the video for "Never There" below. 

Order in Decline arrives July 19 via Hopeless Records. Sum 41 will play a number of dates on the travelling Disrupt Festival next month, before playing Toronto's Echo Beach in August. You can find their tour itinerary over here.