Sum 41 Recording Addiction Concept Album
There is no doubt that addiction-related lyrics have crept into many hit songs. But never before have we heard of an entire record devoted to the topic. That is, until Sum 41 lead singer Deryck Whibley announced the release of 13 Voices.
According to the frontman, 13 Voices will chronicle his life-threatening battle with alcoholism. Whibley has always been very open about his struggles, including the medically-induced coma he had to be put under after alcohol damaged his kidneys.
“The doctors said I was lucky to be alive and that there was still a chance I could die.” he explained about the 2014 experience. “Mentally, I don’t even want to drink again anyway. If I literally hadn’t done it to death, I might feel like I’ll be missing something, but I’m not missing anything. I’m done with it.”
So, like many artists do, he decided to channel his pain into his songs. 13 Voices is still in the recording process and, as Deryck explained, it will work as a musical diary; starting with his alcoholism and ending with his sobriety.
“I would go as far as to say it’s a concept record about my entire experience,” he added.
It certainly sounds exciting to us. You can expect to see Sum 41’s 13 Voices on iTunes this October.