Simple Plan’s new album, Taking One For The Team, is just two weeks away, and we already have another new song to enjoy! “Opinion Overload” is the latest single from the band, and the most rock out of the four songs we’ve heard so far. It has an old-school Simple Plan sound that’s straightforward and refreshing, and the lyrics are about ignoring people’s unsolicited advice and doing things your own way. The music video has a similarly throwback style, with the band performing in a small club packed full of fans. Check it out below:
In their Facebook post introducing the song, Simple Plan talked about the inspiration behind “Opinion Overload”:
“Opinion Overload” is a song about following your heart and not letting anyone tell you that you can’t. For us, writing it was about getting back to our roots and reminding ourselves and everyone else what this band is all about. We wanted to make a video that strips everything bare and lays it all on the table; go back to the basics and focus on what we love the most: playing shows for you.
The video is a walk down memory lane for the five of us, right back to when we started this band and played small, sweaty clubs every night.
Of course, a lot has changed since those days, but in some crazy way, it’s almost as if nothing’s changed at all. It’s still about the power of a song, the magic of stepping on stage and playing your heart out for anyone that cares to listen.
This video is our thank you to everyone who ever supported our band – you’re the reason we’re still here doing this. Enjoy the music and we’ll see you at the shows!
Pierre, Chuck, Sebastien, Jeff and David.
Simple Plan also shared a short making-of video about “Opinion Overload.” They reveal that although they had most of the new songs ready by July 2015, they felt they needed to add a bit more rock. “Opinion Overload” was one of the last songs they wrote for the album.
Simple Plan’s new album, Taking One For The Team, will be released in just two weeks, on February 19th. You can pre-order it on iTunes now and get instant downloads of the singles “Boom,” “I Don’t Wanna Be Sad,” “I Don’t Wanna Go To Bed” (featuring Nelly), and now “Opinion Overload.” You can also read up on all that’s gone into making Taking One For The Team over the last two years. Keep checking back here for all the latest Simple Plan music news.