Simple Plan is back

Brandon Bounds

Simple Plan is back, everyone! The pop-punk group released its newest album, “Taking One for the Team,” and it screams nostalgia, bringing back the classic guitars and drums sound that got you off your feet and moving.

1. “Saturday”

Who doesn’t wish every day was Saturday? No school, no projects, no homework — just a relaxing day filled with a night of adventure. Simple Plan simply reminds its audience it’s never too late to have a good time with your friends or with a special someone.

2. “Boom!”

Everyone goes through a rough patch at some point. One thing to keep you going is the thought of that best friend who has been with you all your life or the person you deeply care about — care so much your heart goes BOOM!

3. “I Don’t Wanna Be Sad”

Who wants to be sad where there’s so much you can appreciate? Simple Plan cheers you up with repetition of lively clapping and blaring horns. Honestly, who can keep a sad face while listening to this song?

4. “I Don’t Wanna Go to Bed” (feat. Nelly)

Nelly provides a more relaxed, jazzy sound while adding a more pop feel to the song. The song says you can’t just go to bed when you experience love at first sight.

5. “Opinion Overload”

It’s the song that defines the entire punk rock genre. Everyone needs guidance in order to make sure they’re heading in the right direction, and a little criticism doesn’t hurt anyone. However, it’s your life, and only you can decide what path you should take. Who cares what anyone else thinks? You need to live life doing the things you love to do.

The album is a true throwback to the early 2000s, when the band reigned over the pop-punk world of music. The nostalgic sounds of Pierre Bouvier’s voice and the hard-sounding guitar chords will make you want to roll down your windows and blast the album for the neighborhood to hear.

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