UPDATED: June 13, 2019 @ 1:33 p.m.

Alex Gaskarth and Mark Hoppus have opened up about the new Simple Creatures track "Special," with Gaskarth revealing what the track means to him.

"Sometimes feeling okay starts at 'fake it 'till you make it.' It isn't always clear what the road to recovery looks like, so you just get to walking and put a big dumb smile on your face and tell everyone it's all good.

Life gets overwhelming and our baggage stacks up, but I've often found that for me, after a little bit of self-pity and wallowing in the misery, getting out and telling the world I'm A-OK kicks off as a positive process, allowing me to reset and focus on the upswing. Special is about wading through the lows, and for me personally, it's about the spiral I tend to go into when the bad shit stacks up: I often become critical of myself, like, 'how can you possibly feel this way when you've got so much good going on around you?' And that adds guilt onto what I'm already feeling, and the snowball gets a little bit bigger. That was the genesis of 'Special'... It's about exploring self-sabotage, and the internal battle we often wage within ourselves when life gets a bit too heavy...

It's about the lows, but it's also about the struggle back to leveling out and the moment you say 'fuck it all, it's time to get better.' Here's to feeling good. Here's to feeling special. Here's to taking that small step in the right direction."




ORIGINAL STORY: June 13, 2019 @ 10:10 a.m.

After what has felt like an eternity of waiting, Simple Creatures have finally dropped a taste of that new music they've been teasing. The track is titled "Special" and it was definitely well worth the wait.

Check it out below!

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Earlier this month, Alex Gaskarth and Mark Hoppus teased fans with a photo of himself and Hoppus as the cranky old men Muppets saying “who’s about ready for some new Creatures then?”

Just a few days ago, the band completely wiped their Instagram with the exception of one cryptic photo with the caption, "June 13."

 

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The teasing continued in the days leading up to the countdown.

 

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Now, the wait is finally over as "Special" hits all streaming platforms! You can check out the incredible, trash-pop goodness below.

Lyrics:

Nothing sinister starts out sober
sometimes the chemicals work me over
The things you learn at 4am
When do I become who I am?
Save your blast from the past
This is not a mirage,
I’m a stolen car in a parking garage,
On your hands and your knees
Do you feel in charge?
crawling back to who you were

I just wanna feel good,
I wanna feel special,
Dig down
Underneath the pressure
I wanna fake my pain away,
I wanna fake my pain away,
I just wanna feel good,

Where does the time go?
Here comes the heavy low
I got two houses and a hungry hungry ego
Hard to make the best of a good thing now
This town’s too big for the one of me,
Sometimes you make friends with the enemy
Am I the one on the throne or a wannabe?
Are you crawling back to who you were?

I just wanna feel good,
I wanna feel special,
Dig down
Underneath the pressure
I wanna fake my pain away,
I wanna fake my pain away,
I just wanna feel good

I just wanna wake up and
Put a smile on my face
That isn’t made up,
Float just like a feather,
Or sink just like a stone thrown in a river

I just wanna feel good,
I wanna feel special,
Dig down
Underneath the pressure
I wanna fake my pain away,
I wanna fake my pain away,
I just wanna feel good

What do you think of the new Simple Creatures track? Sound off in the comments below!

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