Over the past week, Pierre and Chuck have been secretly working on some more new songs with the help of their friend Travis Clark (the lead singer of We The Kings), who they had previously co-written with back in December of last year.
From the Instagram Stories published by both Pierre and Travis, we’ve learned that the three songwriters co-wrote again at Chuck’s house, where the new picture of them and the result of their song-writting session was at least one new “killer song”, written yesterday.
Besides talking about the songwriting collaboration with Travis, in his series of Instagram Stories taken on his way back home, Pierre revealed the results from the poll he ran a couple days ago, when he asked the fans to tell him which style of songs they would like to hear on the next record. Turns out the fans’ opinions were very diverse, confirming to Pierre and his band that their decision to go with multiple styles (pop-punk, pop and ballads) is the right way to go. Pierre also mentioned that as far as lyrical content goes, there’s a number of themes they are touching with the new songs, with some important messages they would like to pass on.
Check out everything Pierre said in his review of the songwriting process so far below and also don’t forget to watch the Instagram Stories we put together which also include shots by Travis from behind the scenes of this songwriting session at Chuck’s house:
I just wanted to touch base after our last conversation we had together – I am currently now on the way back home after writing with Chuck and Travis from We The Kings. And we wrote a killer song! I can’t wait for you guys to hear it.
So yeah, I just wanted to thank you everyone out there who wrote back and sent me direct messages, responding to my question, which was what kind of songs do you wanna hear on the next record, what kind of style do you like. Well, the results are in! And shockingly, a large majority of our fanbase out there has requested fo us to go in a more country direction. I’m shocked! I mean, I dig it – more slack guitars, more twang… it’s gonna be awesome! Can’t wait.
Naaah, I’m just kidding! No, the responses were great, I had so many different opinions, which just kinda confirmed that we should just keep doing what we do, which is having a lot of diversity on the record. Yeah, so I thought it was really cool that most people out there really wanna see that diversity. You know, the pop-punk songs, the fast aggressive songs and then some of the more mid-tempo-y cool pop stuff and then the heartfelt slow songs.
So that’s what we’re doing: we’re doing all kinds of cool songs and so far I have to say I’m really excited about the new material, I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. Great stuff, such cool songs, really cool themes.. I think the fans are gonna love it.
And I think the lyrical content we have so far is really strong, I think the message that we have is really heartfelt and really important in a lot of ways, so yeah, it’s gonna be a great Simple Plan record. You guys are gonna love it!
So anyways, just wanted to say thank you for everyone out there who wrote back and gave me their feedback, I thought it was really cool to hear from you guys, to see the different opinions, and yeah, I’m looking forward to finishing this record up and getting it out to you as soon as possible! Talk soon!