“Today is the day, we can’t wait any longer!” Frontman Deryck Whibley posted on social media. “You guys have been so patient and so awesome.”
“Fake My Own Death” is the new single in five years by Canadian pop-punkers, Sum 41. The music video shows the band performing on a rooftop in the middle of a construction site while Internet memes – including Doge and Nyan Cat – and all their worst nightmares – including Kim Kardashian’s “break the internet” photo and Miley Cyrus on her wrecking ball – come to attack.
It took a lot for Sum 41 to get this far after everything they’ve been through: longtime drummer Steve Jocz decided to depart from the band and Whibley’s month long hospital visit for serious alcohol-related issues which required a doctor-induced coma. However, during Whibley’s recovery, the band opened their arms to their old guitarist, Dave “Brownsound” Baksh.
“I just wanted to get away from everything that I had been doing. I needed to start a new life — like faking my own death,” Whibley explained to the press. He brought up how he had to re-learn how to do everything from motor skills to playing guitar again. He believed that writing music gave him a purpose to recover as quickly as he could.
The music video shows Whibley looking and sounding a helluva lot better than previously. Fans have been showing fantastic support by giving some of the best feedback as they anxiously await Sum 41’s October 7th LP release called 13 Voices.
“We wanted you to have this, even though we’re still putting the final touches on the album and haven’t officially picked the first single yet, [but] here’s a new song with a video so you can see what the fuck we’re up to these days,” Whibley wrote, ending his social media post.