Sum 41 continue to tease their upcoming album, Order In Decline, with another new single and corresponding music video.
“Never There” slows the band down for their third single, an acoustic track painting a picture growing up in a single-parent home.
The video portrays a father walking out on his family, forcing his wife and son to pick up the pieces.
While frontman Deryck Whibley was raised by a single mother, he says never meeting his father has never been a tender subject for him.
“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,” Whibley says. “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 went on to credit his mother, who’s description lines up with the triumphant mom portrayed in the video.
“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,” he explains. “She was so strong as a single mother for my whole life that I never needed to think about my dad.”
You can check out the latest track below.
Order In Decline is set to release July 19 via Hopeless Records. The album is available for preorder here.
Sum 41 co-headlines the Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival on select dates this summer, as well as playing Warped Tour and a handful of headlining dates. You can grab tickets for upcoming shows here and see a full list of dates below.
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