Sum 41 have released the first official single from their comeback album, 13 Voices. Check out “War,” along with an accompanying music video and statement from frontman Deryck Whibley below. 

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13 Voices is due out Oct. 7 via Hopeless Records. (Pre-orders are on sale now.) In case you missed it, listen to “Fake My Own Death.”

“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. 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.”

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