Order in Decline

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Order in Decline
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 19, 2019
Recorded2019
StudioStudio Mr. Biz
(Whibley's home studio)
Length36:00
LabelHopeless
ProducerDeryck Whibley
Sum 41 chronology
13 Voices
(2016)
Order in Decline
(2019)
Singles from Order in Decline
  1. "Out for Blood"
    Released: April 24, 2019
  2. "A Death in the Family"
    Released: June 11, 2019
  3. "Never There"
    Released: June 18, 2019
  4. "45 (A Matter Of Time)"
    Released: July 8, 2019

Order in Decline is the upcoming seventh studio album by Canadian rock band Sum 41. It will be released on July 19, 2019. The band released the lead single "Out for Blood" on April 24, 2019. The second single from the album "A Death in the Family" was leaked online on June 10, 2019, before officially being released as a single the following day. The band released the third single "Never There" on June 18, 2019. The fourth single "45 (A Matter of Time)" was released on July 8, 2019.

Background[edit]

On April 23, 2019, the band announced via social media that they were working on their seventh studio album. According to lead singer Deryck Whibley, the album will feature lyrics regarding social and political turmoil over the US and Canada. Whilbey stated “The last thing I wanted to do was write a social or political protest record, and Order In Decline is not that. It's also very hard not to have feelings about everything that's going on in the world.”[1] The band released a press statement calling the album their "heaviest and most aggressive" to date.[2]

Whibley produced, engineered, and mixed the album himself.[2] During the three years touring for 13 Voices, the band came up with several song ideas. After finishing the tour; the music was finished within three weeks, with lyrics finished shortly afterwards.[2]

Singles[edit]

On April 24, 2019, they released the single "Out for Blood", written by Deryck Whibley and Mike Green[3] through Hopeless Records, along with an accompanying music video.[4] The same day, the band also announced their seventh studio album, Order In Decline, which is set to release July 19, 2019.[5] On June 11, the second single "A Death in the Family" was released along with a music video.[6] On June 18, "Never There" was released as the third single, along with a video.[7] On July 8, a fourth single, “45 (A Matter of Time),” was released, along with a music video.[8]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Wall of Sound8/10[9]

Wall of Sound gave the album 8/10 stating: "While it’s doubtful we’ll be seeing any pop/punk revival from these guys, Order in Decline is the best version of Sum 41 we’ve heard in years."[9]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Turning Away" 3:50
2."Out for Blood"Deryck Whibley, Mike Green3:36
3."The New Sensation" 3:50
4."A Death in the Family" 3:18
5."Heads Will Roll" 3:50
6."45 (A Matter of Time)" 3:12
7."Never There" 4:20
8."Eat You Alive" 2:44
9."The People Vs..." 3:19
10."Catching Fire" 4:01
Total length:36:00

Personnel[edit]

Sum 41

  • Deryck Whibley – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, piano, production, engineering, mixing
  • Dave Baksh – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Tom Thacker – rhythm and lead guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Jason McCaslin – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Frank Zummo – drums, percussion, occasional backing vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sum 41 announce new album, Order in Decline, release 'Out for Blood': Stream". Consequence of Sound. 24 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "SUM 41 Returns With 'Heaviest And Most Aggressive' Album To Date, 'Order In Decline'". Blabbermouth.net. 24 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Mike Green, Co-Writer". The BK Entertainment Group, A Division Of Patriot Management Group. May 19, 2019.
  4. ^ Clapés, Marc. "The return of Sum 41 with 'Out for Blood'". Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  5. ^ brownypaul (2019-04-24). "Sum 41 drop new song 'Out For Blood' from forthcoming album Order in Decline". Wall Of Sound. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  6. ^ Slingerland, Calum (June 11, 2019). "Sum 41 Share New Song "A Death in the Family"". Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  7. ^ Goeman, Collin (June 18, 2019). "Sum 41 unplug for touching acoustic single "Never There"". Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  8. ^ "Sum 41 Drops Protest-Filled Music Video for '45 (A Matter Of Time)'". Blabbermouth.net. July 8, 2019. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  9. ^ a b July 14, Eamonn //; Reply, 2019 at 12:53 pm // (2019-07-14). "Sum 41 – Order in Decline (Album Review)". Wall Of Sound. Retrieved 2019-07-15.