Mark Hoppus (Blink 182) and All Time Low‘s Alex Gaskarth have joined forces to form a brand new superband named Simple Creatures. They released their first single “Drugs” today.
The full Simple Creatures EP is due out in March. The band released a lyric video for “Drugs,” with illustrations by Ian Williams and animations by Mass Motion.
Mark Hoppus had this to say about the new song, “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.”
Askarth added: “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. 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.”
In other news, Blink 182 just wrapped up recording a song with the Chainsmokers. So it is good to know that Blink isn’t going anywhere.
Watch the Lyric video for “Drugs” below: