SUM 41 Premiere Behind-The-Scenes Look Into The Making Of “Fake My Own Death” On Billboard
Premiere Behind-The-Scenes Look
Into The Making Of “Fake My Own Death”
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July 26th, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA – Pop punk veterans SUM 41 are giving fans a sneak peek into the making of their hit single/video “Fake My Own Death”, with a behind-the-scenes video, premiering exclusively today on Billboard. Watch it here. With over 2.5 million views on the original video and praise from Billboard, MTV, Alternative Press, Huffington Post, Mashable, Entertainment Weekly, Loudwire, Bustle and more, “Fake My Own Death” is the first taste of the return of SUM 41 and they did it in a big way. SUM 41 proves that they are back and better than ever.
Directed by Marc Klasfeld, who previously worked with SUM 41 on their videos for “Fat Lip”, “In Too Deep” and “The Hell Song,” “Fake My Own Death” depicts the band performing on a rooftop in downtown Los Angeles, where all their worst nightmares –including Kim Kardashian, Michael Jordan and Donald Trump– come to attack them. Singer Deryck Whibley states, “The song is about leaving the past behind and moving on. With the video we’re making fun of pop culture in a similar tone to some of our past videos like “Hell Song” and “Still Waiting”. We’re basically saying, that in the middle of all this bullshit we’re just a rock band doing our thing.” Fans can watch the video now, here.
“Fake My Own Death” is the first listen off SUM 41’s forthcoming new album, 13 Voices, due out October 7th via Hopeless Records. The ten-track album marks the band’s first LP in five years, following up 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder, which featured the Grammy Nominated song “Blood In My Eyes.”
With the upcoming release of this album we see SUM 41 as an impenetrable unit putting everything they’ve got out into 13 Voices. The result is a dynamic, impassioned collection of melodic, guitar wielding, rock songs. “I can’t say whether this is our best record or not, as I don’t know if it is,” states Whibley. “All I can say is I did the best I possibly could during the toughest period of my life”.
Whibley began writing for 13 Voices immediately following his four-month stint in the hospital. The frontman recalls, “I had to learn how to do everything again-my motor skills, learning how to play guitar again… I couldn’t even walk at the time. It was really difficult, but at the same time if I didn’t have a record to make, I don’t think I would have recovered as quickly, or even at all. Writing music gave me a purpose. I had to get better.” As Whibley’s health improved, so did his ability to write songs, and 13 Voices soon began to take shape being recorded, produced and engineered by Deryck Whibley at his home in Los Angeles.
SUM 41 just kicked off their summer run on the Vans Warped Tour. Tickets can be purchased, here: http://vanswarpedtour.com/dates/.
SUM 41 consists of five members including Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Brownsound, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist Cone McCaslin and drummer Frank Zummo.
Album Track Listing
- A Murder of Crows
- Goddamn I’m Dead Again
- Fake My Own Death
- Breaking The Chain
- There Will Be Blood
- 13 Voices
- God Save Us All (Death to POP)
- The Fall And The Rise
- Twisted By Design
SUM 41 – Upcoming Tour Dates
Jul 26 – Marcus Amphitheatre – Milwaukee, WI*
Jul 27 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Maryland Heights, MO*
Jul 28 – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater – Bonner Springs, KS*
Jul 30 – Utah State Park – Salt Lake City, UT*
Jul 31 – Pepsi Center Arena Lot – Denver, CO*
Aug 01 – Balloon Fiesta Park – Albuquerque, NM*
Aug 02 – Salt River Fields – Scottsdale, AZ*
Aug 05 – Quallcomm Stadium – San Diego, CA*
Aug 06 – Shoreline Amphitheater – Mountain View, CA*
Aug 07 – Pomona Fairplex – Pomona, CA*
Aug 11 – Rocco Del Schlacko Festival – Puttlingen
Aug 13 – Taubertal Festival – Rothenburg
Aug 14 – Sziget Festival – Budapest
Aug 18 – Open Air Gampel – Gampel
Aug 19 – Highfield Festival – Grossposna
Aug 20 – Lowlands Festival – Biddinghuizen
Aug 22 – And There Come The Wolves Festival – Wiesen
Aug 23 – Forum Karlin – Prauge
Aug 24 – Chiemsee Summer Festival – Ubersee
Aug 26 – Carroponte – Milan
* = Warped Tour