With all the good Sum 41 news that has been coming our way over the past few months, frontman Deryck Whibley has revealed some more.
Last week, Whibley sat down with Alternative Press to discuss the resurrection of the band following the health issues that almost killed him last year which, in a way, resulted in the band’s reunion.
Making their official performance reunion at the Alternative Press Music Awards last month and before that announcing a new album was currently in the works, Whibley confirmed that former guitarist Dave “Brownsound” Baksh had returned to the group and will be featured on the new album; the first since 2004’s Chuck.
When discussing Baksh’s return, Whibley admitted that somethings have changed since Baksh left the group in 2006 like them getting a little bit wiser and maturing some.
“I would say the only thing that’s different now is we’re just a little bit wiser — a little bit. We’re just a little bit more mature. We’re a little bit more experienced in life in general.”
“It’s the answer to ‘What if?’ The answer to ‘Why?’ The chance to prove that that was just a moment in time where I got overwhelmed. I took a lot of time to … really wrap my head around the responsibility of being in a band,” added Baksh.
As for new music, which seems to be the biggest question since they confirmed a new album was in the process of being made, Whibley admits that they currently have several songs recorded.
“Recording-wise, there’s about 6 or 7 songs recorded. But the thing is, I just keep writing new ones … but I am going to stop it at a point. It’s not going to keep going. For the next few months, it’s just writing and recording and then I hope it should be getting ready to be done. Then we have to figure out our label situation. I just really want to get back on the road. I hate being in the studio.”
Six to seven new songs is a great start especially for a band that could have considered DOA this time two years ago.