Simple Plan channel the ’60s with new video


After days of teasing fans on social media, Simple Plan has finally released their music video for “Singing in the Rain.” On Tuesday (April 12), the Canadian band unveiled the music video which begins at a Battle of the Bands in 1964 and shows what happens when a group rises to the top so quickly. The video kicks off with the band setting up to play with no one showing an interest in them (well, minus two fangirls). As they begin to play  the song, people start getting up to dance and eventually a guy in a suit comes in and see dollar signs instead of the band.

As the video progresses, we watch the band sign to a record label (Atlantic Records, of course, Simple Plan’s home since their debut), go from playing small venues to bigger venues, and have to endure horrendous photo shoots. But like many bands that launch to number one so soon, we soon see them behind the long descend to rock bottom.

But while it seems to parody what happens to some bands, Simple Plan keeps it light and fresh in an email to fans.  “Today, we’re unveiling our new video ‘Singing In The Rain.’ Spring is almost here and we hope this will be the perfect song to welcome back the beautiful weather and make people smile!” the band write. “This is a song about being positive, overcoming obstacles and never letting anything bring you down.”

Watch the video for “Singing in the Rain” below.

“Singing in the Rain” is off of Simple Plan’s recently released record, Taking One for the Team. In support of the new album’s release, the group is currently in the middle of a tour. Though there seems to be a limited number of stops currently, the band do promise that more dates will be unveiled soon. Can we hope for a South Florida date?

Simple Plan is “Perfectly Perfect” with Latest Song

Now that there is less than 12 hours left until the release of Simple Plan’s much-anticipated fifth studio album, the band has released one final song from it. On Thursday (Feb. 18), the five-piece released the mellow, guitar-centric song, “Perfectly Perfect.” Unlike “PS I Hate You,” which was scathing and mean, “Perfectly Perfect” celebrates all the things someone likes about you even though you can’t appreciate those things yourself.

“I think most people have a distorted view of themselves,”said Simple Plan frontman Pierre Bouvier about the new song. “We all obsess about little things that bother us about ourselves, when most people wouldn’t even notice or might actually find them charming.” The three-minute song was also co-written with Plain White T’s frontman Tom Higgenson. Listen to “Perfectly Perfect” below.

“Perfectly Perfect” will join the lengthy list of previously released tracks including “Opinion Overload,” “BOOM!,” “Farewell,” “I Don’t Wanna Go to Bed,” “I Don’t Wanna Be Sad,” “Nostalgic,” and “PS I Hate You” on the new album. Taking One for the Team is set to be released tomorrow, Feb. 19, through Atlantic Records.

Simple Plan Drop Post-Breakup Song “PS I Hate You”

If your name is Sophia and you’re thinking about breaking up with your significant other, get ready to get Simple Plan’s latest song dedicated to you several times. With only a couple of days left until the release of their fifth studio album, the Canadian band has released another new song from it. On Wednesday (Feb. 17), the pop-punk group premiered their post-breakup song, “PS I Hate You.”

It’s a scathing song about that person who did you wrong as well as all the good times and how at the end, it was all for the best that it came to an end. The song also gets a little vengeful when it says that they wish this Sophia chick gets her heart-broken like they did. Ouch. Listen to “PS I Hate You” below.

“PS I Hate You” joins a long list of songs that have already been released from Taking One for the Team. At this point, the band has released a total of six out of the 14 tracks from the album. “Opinion Overload,” “BOOM!,” “Farewell,” “I Don’t Wanna Go to Bed,” “I Don’t Wanna Be Sad,” and “Nostalgic” have already been released in full. Taking One for the Team is set to be released on Friday, Feb. 19 through Atlantic Records.

Like with every other track, those who pre-order the record before its release date will instant downloads of all the songs that have previously been released.

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.