Two months ago, Simple Plan announced a big US tour with State Champs and We The Kings. While we still have a few more weeks until that kicks off, we have something just as exciting to hold us over: a brand new song from the three bands! That’s right: Simple Plan, State Champs, and We The Kings teamed up for a new song called “Where I Belong”!
“Where I Belong” is an anthemic pop-punk song that feels comfortingly familiar. Pierre Bouvier, Derek DiScanio, and Travis Clark trade vocals about feeling at home and content with your life. Pierre references Simple Plan’s classic hit, “Perfect,” when he reiterates, “I’m sorry that I can’t be perfect.” Derek then harkens back to State Champs song “Secrets” when he says “Lay you in on one of my secrets; I’m still just as lost as yesterday.” But in contrast to those sad songs, “Where I Belong” is empowering, a unifying anthem for us all.
Listen to “Where I Belong” below:
Simple Plan, State Champs, and We The Kings will embark on their US tour on October 29th in Richmond, Virginia, and finish in San Francisco on November 24th. You’ll be able to hear “Where I Belong” live, so you won’t want to miss it!
Simple Plan will also tour Australia in December for the Good Things Festival, plus have dates in the UK with Bowling For Soup for the Together Again: You’re Welcome tour. Find all concert dates and get tickets now before the upcoming tours start.
New Simple Plan Album
Speaking of We The Kings… frontman Travis Clark recently co-wrote a bunch of songs for the upcoming Simple Plan album! Late in 2018, Simple Plan frontman Pierre Bouvier and dummer Chuck Comeau began writing new songs for the upcoming album. They’ve written with a few other songwriters, too, including Travis Clark of We The Kings. Six months ago, Pierre gushed about the “phenomenal” new music they were working on. The men continued writing through spring.
Since then, Simple Plan has been in the studio recording album #6. They entered the studio in July, and will likely continue recording for the rest of this year and into 2020.
There’s no news yet on when we’ll hear Simple Plan’s new album. Although they were previously planning for a late 2019 release, at this point it seems unlikely they’ll finish recording, let alone mastering, before the year is over. It’s also already too late to announce an album for this year. Most likely, Simple Plan will release their upcoming album in the first half of 2020.
Simple Plan’s last album, Taking One For The Team, came out in February 2016. It gave us the singles “Boom!,” “I Don’t Wanna Be Sad,” “I Don’t Wanna Go To Bed,” “Opinion Overload,” “Singing In The Rain,” and “Perfectly Perfect.”
Enjoy the new song, and get ready to hear “Where I Belong” live on the upcoming tour! Also stay tuned for more studio updates as Simple Plan continues recording in the coming months. As always, keep checking back here for all the latest Simple Plan music news.