Sum 41 are about to deliver something very special to the world. Their brand new album, which is due out this week, is one of their heaviest to date and like usual this is an album packed full of lyrics that really mean something as they explore the world that we find ourselves into today. HEAVY Mag recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jason McCaslin to chat about what people can expect from Order In Decline.
“Deryck writes the lyrics but I was having conversations with him constantly about the lyrics and trying to get this album together,” explains McCaslin as we talk about the powerful lyrics on the album. “I mean on our last album, 13 Voices, we were just constantly watching the news. CNN was always on constantly on the tour bus, we were basically just spectators to the circus that was happening – not only in America but in all these other countries as well.”
“I don’t think we ever sat down though and said ‘hey let’s make this a super political album’,” he goes on to explain. “We never meant to make it a protest album – fuck Trump and all that stuff – it just kind of it just kind of happened, we were watching it so much, it was there and it was constantly affecting our lives. Even when we are in Toronto somehow Trump gets brought up into conversation and it just kept happening. So yeah the album has the political undertones but there are other themes on there as well. Lyrically I think it is pretty heavy, there is a track that Deryck sings about his father, it is a softer song so it is heavier in other ways. I get emotional every time I hear it because I have known Deryck since he was fourteen and I know he has never met his father. So the album is just inspired by our opinion on things – what we have been watching over the past couple of years, not just in America but everywhere.”
You can listen to our full Sum 41 interview on Spotify where we chat more about the album, the world today and Jason gives us some tour news.