Sum 41 fans, get pumped: The Canadian band is back with its first track since 2012.
The rockers released the song-and-meme-filled video, “Fake My Own Death,” on Facebook late Tuesday night, telling fans, “We wanted you to have this … a new song with a video so you can see what the fuck we’re up to these days!”
In the video, the band faces an attack by internet memes — Shia LaBeouf, Nyan Cat, Miley Cyrus on her wrecking ball — while lead singer Deryck Whibley spits out lyrics like, “You’ve got to take me away / ‘Cuz I want to feel / Something that’s real.”
And then this happens:
Yes, that’s a band member getting crushed by Kim Kardashian’s bare butt. (We’ve got to give it to Sum 41 for always finding a way to inject humor into their videos — remember gems like “Fatlip” and “In Too Deep”?)
The song’s release comes about two years after Whibley, 36, opened up about his struggles with alcoholism. The frontman went public with his battle and even wrote a blog post about his addiction titled, “Rock Bottom.” In the post, which was accompanied by graphic photos of his time spent in the hospital, Whibley wrote, “If I have one drink the doc’s [sic] say I will die.”
Since recovering, Whibley and the rest of the band have clearly been hard at work crafting their comeback. Their next album, “13 Voices,” is set for release in October.