Unreleased Music, Setlist Curation & Songwriting Power Couple Name: Interview with Simple Plan

Having missed out on their epic double bill with Sum41 last year due to being on the opposite side of the globe, I had the pleasure of catching up with my favorite French Canadians on their Hard As Rock Tour in Europe with Mayday Parade, State Champs and AIR YEL.

Ahead of their massive sold out show at Hamburg’s edel-optics.de Arena, Chuck and Pierre assure me that even after touring for 20+ years, they’re still excited to play shows all over the world and expand their fanbase, although this also makes creating the setlist more challenging. We also talk about the writing process behind my two favorite songs off ‘Harder Than It Looks’ which instantly inspires their songwriter duo power couple name…

Plus, we may get to hear some unreleased material meant for #SP6 in one shape or another, and I get parenting advice for raising my hypothetical children bilingually (spoiler alert: it’s harder than it looks…)

Catch the band on the rest of the Hard As Rock Tour (if you’re lucky enough to snag the last tickets!!) or on their huge upcoming tour with their old touring pal / pop-punk goddess Avril Lavigne! 

About Sophie Dobschall

German-bred, London-based, not American. Likes high quality banter and video interviews with a dash of photo pit. Sad songs are the best songs, especially within pop-punk, emo & alternative. Andrew W.K.’s party tips should be anyone’s life philosophy. Does not care that you hate her favorite band, Canadian pop-punk legends Simple Plan. Fight me.