Just after wrapping up a two-year-long tour in support of 2011’s Get Your Heart On!, multiplatinum-selling pop-punk band Simple Plan spent another two tireless years creating a follow-up album that captures the classic Simple Plan spirit but boldly stretches the limits of their sound. “One of the reasons we’re still here today is that we’ve never done just what people expect us to – we’ve never been afraid to try something different.
The album, Taking One for the Team, starts out full-throttle with the brutal guitar and furious drumming of “Opinion Overload.” “It’s a song about following your heart and dreams no matter what people say or think,” explains Bouvier. Sometimes you gotta remind yourself that it doesn’t mean anything, that it’s okay to stand up for yourself and be who you are and that’s what’s gonna set you apart.”
We’ve been through so much as a band; we’ve had ups and downs, triumphs and defeats, and we’ve all made sacrifices, but in 17 years the team’s never changed,” says Comeau. “Nobody got traded, nobody retired. We’re all still here together.” “One of the things I’m most proud of is that, even though the band’s been going for so long, we still have that same spirit as when we first started,” says Bouvier.
“We always challenge ourselves and put our hearts into it one hundred percent. And because of that, we’re always able to look back and know that, no matter what happens, there’s no way we could have given anything more.”
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