Today, on June 21st, we commemorate the first anniversary of Simple Plan’s 4th studio album called “Get Your Heart On!”.
This album was the first one since their debut record, where Simple Plan used strong collaborations with other artists. On the record, the fans were able to find the voices of Alex Gaskarth from All Time Low on the song Freaking Me Out, of K’Naan on Summer Paradise, of Rivers Cuomo from Weezer on Can’t Keep My Hands Off You and of Natasha Bedingfield and Marie-Mai on the two version of Jet Lag.
Yes, different versions of many songs – that one of the main themes of the past year. The first single – Jet Lag – has been heard in tons of different versions, mostly because of Simple Plan trying to get different ladies in different countries to sing on the song – from Sierra Kusterbeck from VersaEmerge to Kelly Cha with her chinese version of Jet Lag.
Next, we were also to hear a couple version of the song Summer Paradise. After the collaboration with K’Naan, the band decided to release it as a single with another collaboration – this time with the rapper Sean Paul – in two versions – in English and in French. Apart from that, there were many other versions of this song available – including “no rap” or various acoustic ones.
Another song that is also worth mentioning is “This Song Saved My Life”, which was practically created “by fans for the fans”. That’s because while writing, Pierre and Chuck replied on the fans’ tweets about how Simple Plan’s music has helped them throughout the years. This song will also most probably become the last single off this record.
Ever since the beginning the whole album has been described as the “return to the roots” of the band – to the era of their first two albums, and when it came to the critical response, the album has been received mostly positively.