Sum 41 are coming straight for our heart strings, with new emotionally charged ballad “Never There.” Off their upcoming album Order In Decline, “Never There” is dedicated to single parents around the world. When talking about the latest single, frontman Deryck Whibley stated: “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.”
Accompanying the release of “Never There,” is an emotionally heavy music video directed by John Asher featuring pro skater CJ Collins. The video itself helps paint the feelings being sung by Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley perfectly. Capturing the pure essence of emptiness, growing, and overcoming. A wonderful companion piece to what is already becoming one of my favorite Sum 41 songs.
While continuing to talk about the new single, Whibley also stated: “I could tell I was writing about my dad, who I’ve never met and throughout my life is has always been a subject that I don’t really think about or care about. 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. She was so strong as a single mother for my whole life that I never needed to think about my dad.”
Joining other key singles “Out For Blood” and “A Death In The Family,” “Never There” will be featured on Sum 41’s new album Order In Decline which will see its release on July 19 via Hopeless Records. If you’d also like to catch Sum 41 in a live setting this summer, you can catch the band on the Disrupt Festival, which you can find tour dates over on the festival’s official website.