Simple Plan Performs New Song Called “Boom”

Earlier this week, Simple Plan held their annual Simple Plan Foundation benefit event at the Corona Theatre in Montreal. During the event, Simple Plan played an acoustic concert. In addition to playing hits like “Jet Lag” and “Perfect,” they also surprised fans with a brand new tune! They played a song called “Boom,” and it’s expected to appear on their upcoming 5th studio album. Listen to the acoustic performance below:

“Boom” is a great, uptempo love song, and we can’t wait to hear a studio version in the future. Simple Plan has been working on their 5th album for a few months already, and are expected to have it done by next summer. “Boom” is the first new song title we’ve heard so far, and hopefully it will be on the record.

You can catch up on everything we know about Simple Plan’s upcoming album on our recording recap page. Keep checking back here for more of the latest Simple Plan news. You can see the lyrics for “Boom” below.

 

Lyrics

In a world full of heartache
Seems like everyone’s burning out
You and me, we did it our way
And this love ain’t running out

We got that fire, that glow
Whoa
And I just need you to know

You’re my favorite song
My sing-along
You shine bright like lighters in the dark

And you’re my clarity
The best part of me
You still make my crazy little heart go
Boom
Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo
Boom
Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo
Boom
Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo
You still make my crazy little heart go
Boom

We don’t need to worry about tomorrow
Cause these walls will never fall
I just wanna let the world know
That what we’ve got’s unbreakable

We got it under control
Whoa
We’re good, we’re solid, we’re gold

You’re my favorite song
My sing-along
You shine bright like lighters in the dark

And you’re my clarity
The best part of me
You still make my crazy little heart go
Boom
Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo
Boom
Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo
Boom
Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo
You still make my crazy little heart go
Boom

Crazy little heart go
(Crazy little heart go, crazy little heart go)
And now I never wanna let go
(Crazy little heart go, crazy little heart go)
You make my crazy little heart go
(Crazy little heart go, crazy little heart go)
And now I never wanna let go

You’re my favorite song
My sing-along
You shine bright like lighters in the dark

And you’re my clarity
The best part of me
You still make my crazy little heart go
Booom
You’re my favorite song
My sing-along
You shine bright like lighters in the dark
And you’re my clarity
The best part of me
You still make my crazy little heart go
Boom
Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo
Boom
Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo
Boom
Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo-Bo
You still make my crazy little heart go
Boom

My crazy little heart go boom
You still make my crazy little heart go
Boom

Kelly Clarkson Unveils “Wrapped In Red” Music Video

Last month Kelly Clarkson revealed she was filming a music video for her new Christmas single, “Wrapped In Red.” (She posted an adorable picture of her with her baby daughter, too!) Now, just in time for the holidays, we can get into the holiday cheer with her new video. It premiered on Amazon yesterday, and is now available to watch worldwide. Check it out:

“Wrapped In Red” has an old-style, classic look to it, with shots of Kelly singing into a vintage vocal microphone interspersed with home movie quality clips of kids playing in the snow. The effects give the sense that this video has been played over and over, as it loses focus and turns fuzzy before fading into a new scene.

This song comes from Kelly’s holiday album of the same name. Wrapped In Red was released in October 2013, and was led with the single “Underneath The Tree.” This year’s single is “Wrapped In Red,” and next month, Kelly will be hosting her first annual charity concert, Miracle On Broadway. The concert will feature guests artists including Hayley Williams of Paramore, Reba McEntire, and Trisha Yearwood, among others.

In addition to holiday merriment, Kelly Clarkson is also getting ready to release her next studio album. Her lead single is coming out in January, and the album is expected this spring. She also has a surprise mystery duet on there and some kind of puzzle theme, so hopefully we’ll get some more details soon! For now you can go over our recap of everything we know about Kelly’s upcoming album, and check out our list of known song titles. Keep coming back here for more of the latest Kelly Clarkson news.

15 Tunes To Celebrate Thanksgiving

It’s that time of year again: Thanksgiving is here, and you may be needing some good holiday-themed music to play. There aren’t a lot of traditional Thanksgiving songs, so we came up with some modern songs that have the right message. Here are 15 tunes that center on thanks, giving, home, family, help, and exploring new worlds to find new friends. Enjoy!

 

“Macy’s Day Parade” – Green Day (2000)

“Thankful” – Kelly Clarkson (2003)

“Celtic Aggression” – Tonic (1996)

“Native Tongue” – Paramore (2014)

“(I’ll Give) Anything But Up!” – Hilary Duff (2004)

“Little Too Much” – Natasha Bedingfield (2010)

“Meaning” – Gavin DeGraw (2003)

“Mona Lisa” – The All-American Rejects (2008)

“Count On Me” – Bruno Mars (2010)

“Explorers” – Muse (2012)

“World Go ‘Round” – No Doubt (1995)

“Innocence” – Avril Lavigne (2007)

“Last Leaf” – OK Go (2010)

“Good Old Days” – Pink (2012)

“Home” – Vanessa Carlton (2007)

 

What are your favorite Thanksgiving themed songs? Let us know, and have a Happy Thanksgiving this year!

Billie Joe Armstrong Hints At New Green Day Music Coming In 2015

Is new Green Day music on the horizon? If we’re reading frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s Instagram caption right, there could be some more Green Day in our lives in 2015. He posted this cryptic message today:

I’m in a hardware store in queens. and this is on my mind. #greenday15 #thefutureisnow #greendayforever

We hope this means a new album will come out within the next 12 months! A new tour is also an appealing option. Billie Joe isn’t clear about how far along into new music planning/recording they are – or if they’ve started anything yet at all. But it’s good to know he’s at least thinking about getting back to his iconic band to play some music. His fans are eagerly waiting.

It’s been a little while since we’ve had new Green Day music. Their last studio album – three of them, actually – came out in 2012. Their trilogy of albums culminated with ¡Tré! in December 2012, and since then they’ve toured the world and released a demos compilation called Demolicious in April this year. Billie Joe also released a collection of Everly Brothers covers with Norah Jones last November. Other than that, there has been little new music.

Green Day has had some other various projects going on instead – making an East Bay Punk documentary, acting in movies (Like Sunday, Like Rain), producing movies (Crickets), recording songs with Avicci (“No Pleasing A Woman”). Family life has also taken center stage: Bassist Mike Dirnt’s wife Brittany has been battling breast cancer, while drummer Tré Cool just got married.

Billie Joe is currently filming a new movie called Geezer in New York City (that’s why he’s in Queens). He is writing new songs for Geezer – which we’re excited to hear – and perhaps this has helped get him back into Green Day mode.

For now this is all hopeful speculation. We’re taking Billie Joe’s hints in the most optimistic way, and with any luck we’ll have some new Green Day tunes in the new year. Keep checking back here for all the latest Green Day news.

See Paramore’s Video For “Hate To See Your Heart Break” Featuring Joy Williams

Last week, Paramore revealed that they would be releasing a new version of “Hate To See Your Heart Break” featuring Joy Williams. The solo version of the song first appeared on Paramore’s self-titled 4th album, released in April 2013; this new version appears on the deluxe re-release coming out tonight.

Joy was previously in the band The Civil Wars, and is a longtime friend of front woman Hayley Williams. (They are not related despite having the same surname.) The duo recording their vocals over the original track in Santa Monica, CA about a week after Paramore finished the Monumentour with Fall Out Boy. They also recorded a music video for the ballad, showing both Hayley and Joy in the studio together.

Hayley was just 12 when she met Joy, who was a few years older. They’ve been friends ever since, and have often looked to each other for musical inspiration. For both of them, singing together on “Hate To See Your Heart Break” felt natural. Hayley recently told NPR about the making of and meaning behind the song:

[Taylor York and I] were both feeling a little melancholy. We just sort of meshed each of our individual ideas and they fit together perfectly. As far as the old school vibe of it, I think down deep I had been dying to write a song like this for a long time. What I love about ‘Heartbreak’ in particular is that both vocal melodies are strong enough to be leads but they sort of act as harmonies to each other.

It was never meant as romantic song between lovers but always a song to a friend. Now it’s even more special. I think of it as an ode to sisterhood. Close friendship between women who share their stories with each other and who lift each other up and understand one another.

Joy spoke about recording the video:

[We were] in the room that Stevie Nicks personally decorated for Fleetwood Mac’s recording of their double album ‘Tusk.’ I felt like some of the mystic spirit of Stevie is still in the walls there. That’s a good energy to have in a room, especially with two women recording like we were. It felt like the perfect place to let down, light candles, take off our shoes and just be. We’d take breaks, make hot tea in the studio kitchen, and get lost in conversation before we realized we should probably get back to work.

“Hate To See Your Heart Break” turned it great, and while this is the first collaboration for Paramore as a full band, it is beautifully done and inspired. It is included on Paramore’s new deluxe re-issue, Paramore: Self-Titled Deluxe. The album comes out later tonight and also includes all of the record’s original 17 songs, plus three b-sides and 8 live recordings.

Be sure to read the full interview at NPR to learn more about making “Hate To See Your Heart Break.”

Joy and Hayley Williams