Sum 41 Release Extremely Personal Song + Music Video for ‘War’

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“I feel this song literally saved my life”, says frontman, Deryck Whibley

August 26, 2016

Sum 41 have unveiled the first single from their comeback album, 13 Voice. The song is titled ‘War’ and you can check it out below, along with a music video.

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Here is how frontman Deryck Whibley describes the new track and its concept in the official statement:

“So we have officially picked the first single now. this song is called “war”. I picked this song because of it’s importance to me. I feel this song literally saved my life. i was at my absolute lowest point of what seemed like a never ending recovery. I was at a tipping point where i could have easily just given up and went back to my old ways of alcohol abuse which would’ve ended up killing me, which at the time felt like a better option.”

He goes on by saying: “When all of a sudden, in mid thought, these lyrics sort of appeared in my head and I grabbed a pencil and paper instead of a bottle and started writing. when I read it back to myself I realized I had written words that i would need to live up to if i wanted to survive. whenever I had any thoughts of giving up I would read these lyrics myself to remind me that I need to keep fighting harder and what it was exactly i was fighting for.”

New album 13 Voices is scheduled for release on October 7 via Hopeless Records, with pre-orders already available now. This will be the band’s first album in five years since the release of their previous effort, Screaming Bloody Murder.

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