Simple Plan Shares Update On Recording Upcoming 6th Album

After releasing Taking One For The Team back in February 2016, Simple Plan finally began working on their upcoming 6th album late last year. They started writing in fall 2018, and have shared some updates as they went, revealing they were writing with Travis Clark of We The Kings. Earlier this year, Simple Plan frontman Pierre Bouvier took to Instagram to gush about their “phenomenal” new music. Now, the band is getting back in the studio to start recording!

They shared a handful of new pictures today, sharing:

We’re hard at work creating new music for you and we can’t wait to share. Who’s excited for #SPAlbum6 ??? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

Check out the new behind-the-scenes studio pics below:

 

Update 5/22: As before, Pierre Bouvier and Chuck Comeau have been writing with Travis Clark of We The Kings:

 

At this point, Simple Plan is still in the early stages of making their 6th album. They’re still writing and demoing songs – many with the help of Travis Clark from We The Kings – but seem to be ready to start officially recording and producing the album, too. The band members have previously stated that they want to record this album faster. With any luck, we’ll have a full new Simple Plan album out by the end of this year! By all accounts, it should be phenomenal!

Keep checking back here for all the latest Simple Plan news. We’ll keep you up-to-date on the progress of their next album – including known song titles, collaborators, and release dates.

Simple Plan’s Next Album Will Be “Phenomenal”

After releasing Taking One For The Team back in February 2016, Simple Plan is finally working on album #6. They started writing late in 2018, and have already finished several demos ahead of their official recording and production time. Today, Simple Plan frontman Pierre Bouvier took to Instagram to gush about their “phenomenal” new album.

In a series of Instagram stories, Pierre said:

I’m on my way right now to Chuck’s house to go work on some more songs. But I just wanted to give you an update: Everything is going so well. The new record is going to be phenomenal! Phe-no-me-nal!

I just finished up a couple of demos over the last few days, and seriously, I am psyched! There’s like 4, 5 songs that I think might be the best songs we’ve ever written. Fans are gonna love it. People that don’t know us are gonna love it. Toddlers, grandparents, people of all races from all over the world are gonna love this record, I’m telling you. It’s really good. So, we need a few more songs. Going there today – Chuck’s house – and we’re gonna rock out some more!

Pierre then asked fans to share their opinions on what types of songs they’d like to hear on Simple Plan’s next record. Do fans prefer their more up-tempo punk songs? Or perhaps the mid-tempo tunes? Or do fans want to hear slower, more emotional songs? Pierre mentioned several examples of previous Simple Plan songs that fit into those characterizations.

What do you want to hear in Simple Plan’s next album? If you’d like to share your opinions, be sure to send Pierre Bouvier a message on Instagram!

See Pierre’s Instagram stories in the video below:

Early in December, Pierre Bouvier and Chuck Comeau were writing songs with Travis Clark of We The Kings. (Travis co-wrote Avril Lavigne’s recent comeback single, “Head Above Water,” from her upcoming album of the same name.)

Update 1/12/19: As of mid-January, the trio are still writing songs together for the next Simple Plan album:

At this point, Simple Plan is still in the early stages of making their next album. They’re still writing and demoing songs – many with the help of Travis Clark from We The Kings – and won’t begin officially recording and producing the album until later. The band members have previously stated that they want to record this album faster. With any luck, we’ll have a full new Simple Plan album out by the end of this year! By all accounts, it should be phenomenal!

Keep checking back here for all the latest Simple Plan news. We’ll keep you up-to-date on the progress of their next album – including known song titles, collaborators, and release dates.

Avril Lavigne Will Finish Recording New Album In 2 Weeks

After three years of writing and recording, Avril Lavigne is finally about to wrap her long-awaited sixth studio album! With new music expected out in the next several months, we’re getting new details about what songs we’ll hear, what the sound will be, and what the promotion plan is. First things first: Avril is about ready to finish recording in just two weeks!

On April 11th, Avril shared an old 2017 image indicating that she’s almost done making the album:

 

On April 13th, Travis Clark of We The Kings appeared on the Zach Sang Show. Those who have been following the long process leading up to Avril’s sixth album may recall that Travis worked with Avril a lot during her early sessions in the last two years. During the new interview, he spoke at length about their collaboration. He revealed that three of the songs he co-wrote with Avril will appear on the album, one of which will be the lead single!

Travis explained how they wrote those three songs:

It was basically a blank slate. We were sitting there on the piano… and were just playing around with stuff. It all happened so organically. The songs are unbelievably incredible and they’re so real. And she had battles with the sickness [Lyme disease] and it made her tired and not feel like she might want to go on and be touring and stuff like that. And she just overcame it like a champion, like a legend. I was just so honored to be a part of helping the musical therapy from her side.

He continued, explaining how the new music will sound:

[Avril] had the idea of, she wanted this strength album. She wanted this album to mean more than those songs [like “Complicated” and “Sk8er Boi”] and not just about a dumb boy. She wanted to showcase her voice, showcase her strength, and inspire others to have that same strength as they’re going through their different speed bumps in life. That’s what I’m all about – I love writing those anthemic songs that sound like, “Hey, you can’t perform this anywhere else but an arena”… We went into it like, Let’s make the biggest song ever.” It sounds cheesy, but we made magic.

Travis explained that his collaboration with Avril did not come from management. Rather, they met by chance through their mutual friend, Ryan Cabrera (who was living with Avril at the time). Travis was playing her piano, Avril enjoyed his music, and then a friend of hers suggested that they write together. Travis admits that he was starstruck and nervous about working with Avril, but they crafted some amazing songs together.

Watch the interview with Travis below; he talks about Avril at length from 42:25 to 49:10.

It’s awesome to know that three songs co-written by Travis Clark will appear on Avril’s new album! We’re thinking one of them is “Warrior.”

Shortly after this interview, Avril took to Twitter to clarify current details on her new music:

On April 20th, Avril attend the Race to Erase MS Gala. She spoke a lot about her upcoming album, assuring that she will officially finish production on it in two weeks. By May 5th she should be all done! As she explained in the below interview:

It’s a really powerful record. I’ve been working on this for three years, and I can actually say this time I’m going to be done with this album in two weeks, and I will put it out this year. I was ready, but I just kept going. And I’ve been writing songs that are really powerful and true and honest and sincere. I think people will really be able to relate to it. I’ve gone through a lot of personal stuff in the past few years, and so I’ve really drawn from that. This album is so different… and I’m producing, too! It’s more of a vocal record and just hearing the lyrics and really hearing the emotion in the vocal. It’s very piano-driven.

Avril talks about new music starting at 1:23 in the video below:

In another interview that same day, Avril again confirmed that she’ll be done recording in two weeks, promising an album by the end of this year. She talks about music starting at 1:05 in the video below:

Avril has described her upcoming album as being more rock this time around. She’s also returning to her roots in some ways. As proof, she co-wrote two songs with Lauren Christy, the songwriter behind “I’m With You” and “Complicated.” Avril has also worked with producer J.R. Rotem. Some songs fans may hear on album #6 include “Lucky Ones,” “It Was In Me,” “Warrior,” and “Crush.”

In non-album news, Avril has kept busy in the last couple of years. She recorded a few new songs with other artists, including tracks with Japanese band ONE OK ROCK and new production duo Grey. In time for the winter holidays, she released a cover of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with Jonny Blu last November. Avril also returned to her acting ambitions, voicing Snow White in the upcoming animated film, Charming. For the movie, Avril also joined Ashley Tisdale and G.E.M. to sing “Trophy Boy,” written by Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump.

Avril’s “next level” album will come out this year via BMG RecordsCatch up on all we know about the new record so far, and keep checking back here for more on Avril’s new music. With the new album schedule to be finished next month, we should be hearing new music by summertime!