What’s next for Simple Plan? Time off & new record as soon as possible!

Now that Simple Plan played their final show of the TOFTT tour cycle and the tour is officially over, the time has come for the members of SP to finally get back home to their families and enjoy some well-deserved time off.

However, in just a couple weeks, Pierre and Chuck will get back to song-writing and while that process usually lasts at least a year, there are some signs that say that might not be the case this time around! And while we want to be cautious about believing that the record will be out “soon”, the guys have been making it very clear for the past couple of months in various interviews, that they do not want to take as long as they once used to to make this album happen.

Yesterday, after returning back home to California, Pierre updated his Instagram Stories with a little update, where he once again confirmed that Simple Plan’s goal is still to release record no. 6 much sooner than the records before – even talking about a “record timing”. Check out what Pierre said below:

‘And then, of course, create some new music. I got my studio back there in the back yard – gonna work on that in the next few weeks and months and hopefully we’ll get you guys a new record in a record timing. We don’t wanna take too long this time. But yeah – next step in life: new album!’

– Pierre Bouvier –

As of right now, it seems that the song-writing sessions could begin in the fall (perhaps September?) and we’ve also already heard that there might be some new music – whether a single or a few songs – ready early next year, but don’t hold on to that information, all of that can still easily change.

Simple Plan also published a farewell-to-their-tour post on their Instagram, in which they reassured their fans that the process of making the album will be well-documented on their social media channels, so we don’t need to be afraid of any silence from their part:

‘This weekend, we played our last show before we start working on new music and a new album. Since the release of TOFTT in early 2016 and continuing with the NPNHJB Anniversary celebrations, we traveled all over the world twice and toured non-stop for almost 3 years in a row. It’s been an amazing adventure and we would like to thank every single fan who came to see us play and made these shows so magical.

Now it’s time to go home, get inspired and come back with new songs for all of you. 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 We can’t wait to see what the next chapter brings as we head into 20 years as a band in 2019! 🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻Don’t worry – we will keep posting and updating you on our progress. Thanks for all the support and see you all very soon!’

– Simple Plan –

As you could have noticed, Simple Plan correctly noted that the band’s 20th anniversary is coming up next year, since the band officially formed in 1999 (back then, still without David), which makes us think that perhaps that might be one of the reasons why Simple Plan want to hurry up the record-making process. Could be expect a 20th anniversary tour? Or some other special 20th anniversary surprise? We shall see!

Stay tuned for more info as Simple Plan get back to song-writing in a few weeks!

In the meantime, let us know: what sort of direction do you expect Simple Plan to go with on their sixth album? What would you like to hear from them?