However, Sum 41 singer says being raised without his dad was “a subject that I don’t really care about”
It’s always good to hear some news from Sum 41. Even more so, when the band is treating us to their new, acoustic single with a touching message. Now that Sum 41 are continuing to tease their upcoming album, Order In Decline, they come up with one one single after another. The third new song and its music video are titled ‘Never There’ (see it below).
The song tells the family story of a child, growing up in a single-parent home, which closely reflects frontman Deryck Whibley’s own past. Whibley was raised by his mom only. He says he has never seen his dad, but it has never been a subject he tended to overthink.
“I never wanted to write this song, it just kind of poured out of me, I tried to fight it at first but there was no stopping it,” the singer comments. “I could tell I was writing about my dad, who I’ve never met and throughout my life it has always been a subject that I don’t really think about or care about.”
Whibley also mentions his mother in the song, showing her as a heroic figure. Just like the song character, the singer’s mom was a strong type of woman, always there for her child.
“It has never really bothered me and when I started thinking about why it never bothered me, I realized it was because my mum was so great and I have such a loving relationship with her,” Whibley explains. “She was so strong as a single mother for my whole life that I never needed to think about my dad.”
See the music video for ‘Never There’ below.
The new album, Order In Decline, is coming out on July 19 via Hopeless Records. Be sure to order it here.
Sum 41 are headlining the Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival this summer. Plus, they’re playing Warped Tour dates. Get your tickets here and see the list of tour dates and locations below.
Sum 41 – 2019 Tour Dates:
07/12 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
07/13 – Thornville, OH @ Legend Valley*
07/14 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center*
07/15 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
07/17 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre*
07/20 – Irvine, CA @ Five Point Amphitheater presented by Mercury Insurance*
07/21 – Mountain View, CA @ Vans Warped Tour
07/23 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre*
07/24 – Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheatre*
07/26 – Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre*
07/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ [email protected] Pavilion*
07/28 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater*
08/06 – Saskatoon, SK @ Saskatoon EX @ Prairieland Park
08/08 – Toronto, ON @ Echo Beach
08/10 – Victoriaville, QC @ Rock La Cauze Festival
09/29 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival