On the new song, the band shared: “A lot of people are going through some tough times right now and the song talks about the importance of having someone or something to turn to when life gets really hard. For a lot of our fans and for us, it’s been music. Its power to heal, comfort, and be a lifeline has never been greater and more needed than now.
We wanted the music video to convey the same symbolic message: that music could be ‘The Antidote,’ the one thing that makes everyone feel less alone and brings us together. It was an amazing experience working with our friend and director Jensen Noen to try and tell that story and we’re really proud of the result. We hope our fans enjoy it too.”
“We wrote and recorded the song before the pandemic hit,” say the four guys in the band about the first single, “and in lots of ways it has become even more relevant after everything that happened over the last 20 months. A lot of people are going through some tough times right now and the song talks about the importance of having someone or something to turn to when life gets really hard. For a lot of our fans and for us, it’s been music. Its power to heal, comfort and be a lifeline has never been greater and more needed than now”.
Simple Plan have remained an international sensation for over 20 years with worldwide sales topping 10 million and over 1 billion streams across all streaming platforms! 2022 also marks the 20th anniversary of Simple Plan’s debut album No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls, which has recently gained attention on TikTok through the viral I’m Just A Kid challenge. The song has inspired millions of videos, including Will Smith, Ed Sheeran, Usher, and more. I’m Just A Kid was certified RIAA Platinum in 2020.
The #ImJustAKid trend on Tik Tok has over 4.3 billion views and the #ImJustAKidChallenge hashtag has over 590.9 million views and counting. Plus, they’ve received numerous awards and accolades the world over, and to date they have performed for insatiable audiences in over 60 countries. Their global numbers are astounding:
Fans can look forward to more new music, including a new album, later this year. Stay tuned for more information at www.officialsimpleplan.com.
Pierre Bouvier (vocals) | Chuck Comeau (drums)
Sebastien Lefebvre (lead guitar) | Jeff Stinco (rhythm guitar)