Simple Plan Get “Nostalgic” with New Song

Another day, another new song from Simple Plan. The band’s much-anticipated fifth studio album is set to be released this Friday (Feb. 19), but it appears that the group will be releasing all the new songs before its official release. On Tuesday (Feb. 16), the Canadian pop-punk band premiered another new song from Taking One for the Team. The five-piece partnered with RockSound to debut “Nostalgic.”

Like “Opinion Overload” and “Farewell,” it sounds like the group are actually going back to their pop-punk roots with this album. Hopefully, “I Don’t Wanna Be Sad” and “I Don’t Wanna Go to Bed” were just the weak songs on the impending record. Whatever is going on, maybe this new song’s title says it all; this is nostalgia for those of us that grew up on No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls and Still Not Getting Any… Listen to “Nostalgic” below.

“Nostalgic” will join previously released tracks “BOOM!,” “I Don’t Wanna Go to Bed,” “I Don’t Wanna Be Sad,” “Opinion Overload,” and “Farewell.” Pre-orders for the new album are still ongoing and like they have announced with all the previous tracks, if you pre-order the album now, you will get an instant download of all the tracks that have been released.

Simple Plan Drop New Song Featuring New Found Glory’s Jordan Pundik

With less than a week until the release of their highly anticipated new album, Simple Plan have returned with another new song from Taking One for the Team. On Sunday (Feb. 14), the Canadian group joined forces with Alternative Press to debut “Farewell.” “Farewell” features vocals from New Found Glory’s Jordan Pundik and is one of the tracks the band had teased on Instagram last week.

“‘Farewell’ is one of the last songs we wrote and recorded for our new album ‘Taking One For The Team’ and definitely a favorite for us!” the band reveals in a statement to Alternative Press. “It combines a lot of classic, old-school, pop-punk vibes, with some more modern influences from all of the newer bands coming into the scene. We really love that post-chorus melody with the awesome guitar riff Jeff plays and the breakdown drum beat—it’s heavy but so catchy! One of the highlights of this album is having our good friend Jordan from New Found Glory make an appearance on this track. He sounds so good singing that second verse; the melody suits him perfectly, and it sounds rad and exciting when he comes in for his part. He really killed it, and we’re proud to have him sing with us. Lyrically, at first glance, this feels like a straight up, bittersweet breakup song, and in a way it is, but while we were writing it, we were also channeling a lot of different emotions and there’s a second hidden, deeper meaning to every line that relates to being in a band. We’ll let you guys figure that one out!”

“Farewell” is the latest song the band has released from their fifth studio album, Taking One for the Team. The new song will join previously released tracks “BOOM!,” “I Don’t Wanna Go to Bed,” “I Don’t Wanna Be Sad,” and “Opinion Overload.” Taking One for the Team is set to be released this upcoming Friday, Feb. 19. Pre-orders for the new album are still ongoing, so those who pre-order now will get instant downloads of all the singles including “Farewell.”

Simple Plan are Done with the “Opinion Overload”

With all the mixed reactions Simple Plan’s new songs have garnered over the past couple of months, it’s good to finally have a track that is very reminiscent of their early work. On Friday (Feb. 5), the Canadian band dropped another new song from their upcoming new album, Taking One for the Team. The new song is titled “Opinion Overload,” the same song the group has been teasing on social media for the past week.

Then, at midnight, they released the official music video for the track. The new music video shows the band performing in front of an audience in a packed night club. For those who have been keeping an eye on the band’s recently released music videos, it kind of looks like it could be a continuation “BOOM!” Check out the music video for “Opinion Overload” below and try not to feel like you’re at a Simple Plan show.

“Opinion Overload” is the latest single off of Taking One for the Team. The new track will join “BOOM!,” “I Don’t Wanna Be Sad,” and “I Don’t Wanna Go to Bed” on the band’s upcoming, fifth studio album.

Taking One for the Team is set to be released on Feb. 19 through Atlantic Records. For those who pre-order the album now, they will receive instant downloads of all the singles, including “Opinion Overload.” In support of the new record, the five-piece will be hitting the road this spring for the “Taking One for the Team World Tour.” The current list of stops can be seen here.

Simple Plan are “Taking One for the Team” with New Album

After months of promising fans that more information about their upcoming album would be on the horizon, Simple Plan has now come through on that promise. On Monday (Nov. 30), the Canadian band took to social media to announce the title of their fifth studio album. The impending record will be titled Taking One for the Team and is scheduled to be released on Feb. 19, 2016.

In a post on Twitter, they disclose that they has been working on Taking One for the Team for about two years, hence the endless teasing on their social media accounts. “We have been working on these new songs for almost two years now and we cannot wait to share them with you.” In the same post, they admit that they feel that this album might be their best out of all the records they have released. “We all feel like this is our best album yet and there’s nothing better than knowing that in a few months, you will be able to hear the final results.”

In addition to the title of the album, the band also announced plans to hit the road in 2016. The tour will be titled the “Taking One for the Team” World Tour and will begin in Europe. While only the European dates, which will begin in February 2016, have been confirmed, the band has assured fans that more tour announcements will be made within the next couple of months.

Check out the first batch of “Taking One for the Team” World Tour dates below.


Previously, Simple Plan debuted several songs including “Saturday,” “BOOM,” “I Don’t Wanna Be Sad,” and “I Don’t Wanna Go to Bed.” While we don’t know for sure, we can only assume all four tracks will be featured on the upcoming album.

Simple Plan Release “I Don’t Wanna Go to Bed” Video

A few months back, the guys from Simple Plan had posted pictures on social media from what appeared to be a beach. At the time, they had simply informed fans that it was their office for the time being. Fast forward a few months and as it turns out, the beach was in fact their office. On Friday morning, the Canadian band dropped the music video for their latest single, “I Don’t Wanna Go to Bed” which features said “office” from a few months back.

The video finds the five-piece getting in touch with their inner Baywatch characters as they slip on the iconic reddish/orange bathing suits. Throughout the video, we see the guys running up and down the beach (guitarist Sébastien Lefebvre destroys a little kid’s sandcastle in the process), flirting with the bikini-clad girls, and even trying to save a beach-goer from drowning by giving them some CPR.

Check out the music video for “I Don’t Wanna Go to Bed” below which also features Nelly (yes, Nelly of “Hot in Herre” fame). Also, keep an eye out at the end of the music video because there’s a “special guest” that makes an appearance.

“I Don’t Wanna Go to Bed” is the latest single off of Simple Plans impending new record. As of now, there still isn’t any word on what the album’s official title is going to be, but at this rate we feel like they’re going to name it #SPAlbum5 and call it a day. “I Don’t Wanna Go to Be” will join previously released tracks “Saturday,” “BOOM,” and “I Don’t Wanna Be Sad” on the upcoming album.

Simple Plan “Don’t Wanna Be Sad” on New Track

A little under a month after they released their musician friends-filled music video for “Boom,” Simple Plan has now released another new song from their upcoming, yet-to-be-titled new record. Over the weekend, the Canadian band dropped the third song from the impending release; a track titled “I Don’t Wanna Be Sad.” Very much like their recent releases, the song leans a lot on the poppier side of the pop-punk spectrum though it seems to take some cues from pop songs from the ’50s and ’60s and jazz.

Listen to “I Don’t Wanna Be Sad Anymore” below.

“I Don’t Wanna Be Sad” will join “Boom” and their lukewarm lead single, “Saturday.” At the current time, Simple Plan has not confirmed anything about the new record, with the exception of the three songs being featured on it. Like all their previous emails to fans, they do encourage them to follow the band, and their members, on social media to keep up to date with information about the new record.

For anyone liking the new song,”I Don’t Wanna Be Sad” is currently available for purchase on iTunes.

Simple Plan Bring the “Boom” with New Song

After the lukewarm reception their lead single, “Saturday” got a few months ago, Simple Plan has returned with another new song from their highly anticipated fifth studio album. The new song is titled “Boom” and is the first official music video for their yet-to-be-titled impending record. The music video features the band performing the track in what look like a studio. In between the shots of their studio performance, there are clips of the band performing at this year’s Vans Warped Tour.

The best part of the music video has to be all the guest cameos from the Canadian group’s friends which includes members of many bands that we like such as All-Time Low, New Found Glory, PVRIS, MXPX, Pierce the Veil, The Summer Set, Silverstein, Black Veil Brides, Parkway Drive, and Issues.

According to a statement from the band, the music video was filmed back in July during the Alternative Press Music Awards. Check out the video for “Boom” below and take a tally of how many band members you see throughout the over three-minute clip.

Simple Plan’s new album, which has been given the nickname #SPAlbum5 for the time being, was rumored to be released by the end of the year. Sadly, the band has revealed that they are still working on the record, but that they “will be playing [you] some more songs very soon! We will also give you more info on release date and pre-ordering, so keep checking back our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages @SimplePlan!”

For those who are digging “Boom,” the song is currently available for purchase on iTunes. This weekend, the band will be heading across the pond to the United Kingdom with a couple of the bands who made cameos in “Boom” for their performances at Reading and Leeds.

Reading and Leeds Unveil 2015 Set Times


Are you one of the thousands of concert goers who will be heading to Reading and Leeds this upcoming weekend? Well, if you are we have some good news for you; the festival organizers have unveiled the complete list of set times for both Reading and Leeds’ main stage. Check out the newly released list below and don’t forget to plan according to see as many awesome bands/artists as you can.

Reading Festival:

Friday (Aug. 28)

12:00 – 12:30 Mariachi El Bronx

12:45 – 13:25 Neck Deep

13:40 – 14:20 Drenge

14:40 – 15:25 Palma Violets

15:45 – 16:35 Panic! At The Disco

16:55 – 17:45 All Time Low

18:10 – 19:10 Bastille

19:45 – 20:45 Alt-J

21:30 – 23:30 Mumford & Sons

Saturday (Aug. 29)

12:00 – 12:30 Babymetal

12:45 – 13:15 Fidlar

13:35 – 14:15 Marmozets

14:30 – 15:10 Modestep

15:35 – 16:20 Pierce The Veil

16:45 – 17:35 Alexisonfire

18:10 – 19:00 Royal Blood

19:40 – 20:40 Bring Me The Horizon

21:30 – 23:30 Metallica

Sunday (Aug. 30)

12:00 – 12:30 Feed The Rhino

12:45 – 13:25 Lonely The Brave

13:45 – 14:30 Against Me!

14:50 – 15:40 The Gaslight Anthem

16:00 – 16:50 The Cribs

17:10 – 18:00 The Maccabees

18:25 – 19:25 Jamie T

20:00 – 21:10 Kendrick Lamar

21:55 – 23:30 The Libertines

Leeds Festival:

Friday (Aug. 28)

12:00 – 12:30 Feed The Rhino

12:45 – 13:25 Lonely The Brave

13:40 – 14:20 Against Me!

14:40 – 15:25 The Gaslight Anthem

15:45 – 16:30 The Cribs

16:50 – 17:35 The Maccabees

18:00 – 18:55 Jamie T

19:30 – 20:40 Kendrick Lamar

21:25 – 23:00 The Libertines

Saturday (Aug. 29)

12:00 – 12:30 Mariachi El Bronx

12:45 – 13:20 Neck Deep

13:35 – 14:15 Drenge

14:30 – 15:10 Palma Violets

15:30 – 16:15 Panic! At The Disco

16:35 – 17:20 All Time Low

17:45 – 18:40 Bastille

19:15 – 20:15 Alt-J

21:00 – 23:00 Mumford & Sons

Sunday (Aug. 30)

12:00 – 12:30 Babymetal

12:45 – 13:15 Fidlar

13:30 – 14:05 Marmozets

14:25 – 15:00 Modestep

15:20 – 16:05 Pierce The Veil

16:25 – 17:10 Alexisonfire

17:45 – 18:35 Royal Blood

19:15 – 20:10 Bring Me The Horizon

21:00 – 23:00 Metallica

Reading and Leeds will take place during this upcoming weekend, August 28-30. Tickets are still on sale, but if you still haven’t gotten them, we aren’t quite sure how many are left.

Simple Plan Give Fans “Saturday”

It looks like Simple Plan’s new song came a little bit earlier than expected.

Last week, the band revealed that their new song would make its debut during guitarist Sébastien Lefebvre’s radio show on Idobi Radio this Wednesday (June 24), but we have the feeling the Canadian dudes couldn’t hold onto the song until then.

Instead, they decided to release the new track which is titled “Saturday,” today, making their longtime fans jump for joy. The song sounds like they’ve taken a step back into their poppy roots which we guess is good news. And as a side note, no it’s not a cover of Fall Out Boy’s “Saturday.”

Listen to “Saturday” below.

“Saturday” is set to be featured on the band’s upcoming new record which still does not have an official name, so for all purposes it’s being referred to “SPAlbum5” since even the guys have been referring to the album as that.

For those digging the new song. it’s currently available for purchase on iTunes.

Along with not having a title, the record also does not have a release date, though drummer Chuck Comeau did reveal that they are shooting for a “late Summer/early Fall” release time frame.

Simple Plan to Release New Song Next Week

That new Simple Plan album the band have been teasing about for what feels like a years might be coming our way sooner than we thought.

Last night, Simple Plan guitarist Sébastien Lefebvre revealed that the lead single from the band’s fifth studio album would be making its debut next week on his show on Idobi Radio. The episode that will feature the brand new track will air next Wednesday, June 24, at 8 p.m. EST.

Back in April, drummer Chuck Comeau had hinted during an interview with Tribute Magazine that the band’s new record had a projected release time frame of “late Summer/early Fall.

“As far as the actual record release, we don’t have an official date yet, but I’m thinking end of Summer, early Fall is our target, so we are working every day making sure we can meet that deadline,” said Comeau.

For fans of the band who happen to follow them on their social media accounts, it should not come as a surprise that the album will be heading our way soon. The band have not been shy about posting about the soon-to-be released album that does not have an official name yet; it’s been referred to as “SPAlbum5.”

This marks the band’s new album since 2013’s Get Your Heart On-The Second Coming! EP, the continuation to 2011’s Get Your Heart On.