'Gone Are The Good Days' is coming.
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! are back!
The band have revealed that their new album 'Gone Are The Good Days' is going to be released on July 30 via Fearless Records.
It will be their first record since 2015's 'Get Lost Find Yourself'.
Vocalist Bertrand Poncet had this to say about the release:
"Chunk is back — FINALLY.
Our last album came out six years ago. Since then, we've grown so much as individuals and as a band. We have had a lot more life experience, as humans and as musicians, to draw from. In addition to producing this record ourselves, we experimented with our songwriting approach and have tried new things that we cannot wait for you to hear.
Don't worry. It still has all the old Chunk feels that you know and love — with a fresh new sound that will knock you off your feet"
The artwork looks like this:
And the tracklisting like this:
02. Drift Away
03. Gone Are The Good Days
05. Made For More
06. True Colors
07. Good Luck
08. Complete You
09. Blame It On This Song
11. Tongue Tied
You can check out opening track 'Bitter' right now, which fizzles with the huge choruses and spiky breakdowns that we expect from the band, alongside a nostalgia-stained video:
The record also features 'Blame It On This Song', which was the last piece of music the band put out back in 2016.
We chatted to Bert at the end of last year, which you can read in full right HERE. He chatted a bit about what the band have been up to in their absence, which you can check out below:
“First of all, and I don’t know why, I saw a lot of rumours on the internet in 2017 or 2018 where people thought that we had just broken up or that we were done. We never announced such things. The truth is that we did Warped Tour in 2016, which is when ‘Blame It On This Song’ came out, and at that time we were supposed to go back home afterwards and write another album right after. We were very exhausted from touring at that point and realised that we had been on the road non-stop for 7 years. All the time that we weren’t on the road had been spent back in the studio. It was back and forth. We just knew that we needed to take a little break and settle down a bit. That was needed at that point.
“When we released ‘Blame It On This Song’, the lyrics go, ‘If I don’t come back, blame it on this song’ and we never thought that we would be taking such a break after releasing a song like that. I now understand why people have interpreted that song in that way, but we never thought it would end up this way.
“So I remember sitting down with my brother for 3 or 4 months just jamming stuff and that same question of, ‘Where do we want to go with this?’ kept coming up. For a band like us, it’s hard to write Chunk! songs after we have mastered our own style over three albums. So we had a few good ideas and a few interesting directions, but at the end of the day is it good enough? Is it going to be something that people will remember and is it something that makes this a good Chunk! album? The answer was maybe not. Maybe we need to give it a little more time and see what happens.
“We took a little bit of a step back but now in 2020, we have a better picture of what we want to do. Even though this has been a weird year, we know that everything in our process has been good.”