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Sum 41 On New Song: “This Song Literally Saved My Life”

Tamsyn Wilce
Tamsyn Wilce 25 August 2016 at 13.01

This is moving.

Sum 41 have shared a deeply personal new song and video from their forthcoming album.

'War' is the band's first official single from the album and was chosen because of the importance it had on frontman Deryck Whibley.

“I feel that this song literally saved my life. I was at my absolute lowest point of what seemed like a never-ending recovery. When I was at a tipping point of falling back into drinking or staying the course of recovery, I grabbed a pencil and paper instead of a bottle and started writing. Whenever I had any thoughts of giving up, I would read these lyrics to myself over and over again. They helped remind me of what it was that I was fighting for, and that I needed to keep fighting harder. Giving up was not an option.”

Watch the video for 'War' below.

Sum 41 will release their new album '13 Voices' via Hopeless Records on October 7.

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