Sum 41 have just dropped a brand new single off their upcoming album ‘Order In Decline’
‘Never There’ is only the third track off Sum 41’s upcoming album ‘Order In Decline’ to be released – but it’s the most emotional and personal track from the album.
Speaking to Rock Sound about ‘Never There’, frontman Deryck Whibley shared “I got a few lines in and I go, ‘Okay, well, what am I trying to write here? This sounds a little personal but I don’t even know what I’m trying to talk about’… I wrote these words down, and I looked at them like, ‘Oh my God, I don’t want to write about that’.”
That song turned in to ‘Never There’ – a song about his absentee father, and the first time he’d ever been referenced in a Sum 41 song. Hell, it was the first time Deryck had sat and thought about him for a long, long time.
“I could tell I was writing about my dad, who I’ve never met. It’s a subject that I don’t really think about or care about. It’s never really bothered me. I started thinking about it, and it never bothered me because my mum was so great, and I have such a great relationship with her and she was so strong as a single mother for my whole life that I never needed to think about my dad,” he continued.
“I thought, well, he’s got to feel worse than I do. Because I have this great mum who I just didn’t even need to think about my dad. And he’s been without a son, his whole adult life. He’s probably been thinking about it way more than I have.”