If you haven’t heard the news it’s time to crawl out from the rock you’ve been hiding under. Yesterday Twitter was ablaze after news that Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus and All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth teamed up to create Simple Creatures was released. The duo quietly shared the first single of their project on a fresh twitter account saying “Hi. We are Simple Creatures. We just woke up from a very long sleep. We have so much to tell you, but for the moment, all we can say is that we are glad you are here. We made music for you… It’s a Drug.” with a lyric video attached. The youtube video has already amassed over 237 thousand views. Packed with signature “Na Na Na” harmonies, a chugging guitar, and a thumping kick drum the single is an instant bop.
Hoppus explained in a statement: “Drug is always the first song we play people when introducing them to Simple Creatures, so it only makes sense that it’s the first single. I love the ratty guitar lead mixed with the thumping kick drum. Lyrically, the song is about being destroyed by the things you love.”
Additionally, Gaskarth posted to Instagram on Thursday sharing news of the newly-formed band and shared the meaning behind the lyrics. “Drug is a song about someone or something you want the most, being terrible for you… Feels great until it doesn’t, but then you can’t stop,” adds Alex. “In the studio it felt immediately like it was the song that best defined Simple Creatures; it’s gritty, grimy, rooted in the musicality we both came up on, but with a twist that takes it away from anything we’ve worked on before.”
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