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Deryck Whibley On The Emotional New Sum 41 Single: “Oh My God, I Don’t Want To Write About that”

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Rock Sound 19 June 2019 at 10.44

This is 'Never There'.

Sum 41 have just dropped a brand new single off their upcoming album 'Order In Decline' - which for the record, you can buy on cassette right now, exclusively from RECORDS.ROCKSOUND.TV

'Never There' is only the third track off Sum 41's upcoming album 'Order In Decline' to be released - but it's the most emotional and personal track from the album. 

Speaking to Rock Sound about 'Never There', frontman Deryck Whibley shared  “I got a few lines in and I go, ‘Okay, well, what am I trying to write here? This sounds a little personal but I don’t even know what I’m trying to talk about’... I wrote these words down, and I looked at them like, ‘Oh my God, I don’t want to write about that’.”

That song turned in to 'Never There' - a song about his absentee father, and the first time he’d ever been referenced in a Sum 41 song. Hell, it was the first time Deryck had sat and thought about him for a long, long time.

“I could tell I was writing about my dad, who I’ve never met. It’s a subject that I don’t really think about or care about. It’s never really bothered me. I started thinking about it, and it never bothered me because my mum was so great, and I have such a great relationship with her and she was so strong as a single mother for my whole life that I never needed to think about my dad,” he continued.

“I thought, well, he’s got to feel worse than I do. Because I have this great mum who I just didn’t even need to think about my dad. And he’s been without a son, his whole adult life. He’s probably been thinking about it way more than I have.”

Check out our full interview with Deryck Whibley here.

And check out 'Never There' below:

Grab your copy of 'Order In Decline' on cassette - the only place it's available IN THE WORLD - is below:
 

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