Pop-punk supergroup Simple Creatures share their brand new singles ‘Strange Love’ and ‘Drug’.
Simple Creatures are Mark Hoppus (blink-182) and Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low). Both tracks were written by the pair in collaboration with their producer and friend, Zakk Cervini.
Mark and Alex are long-time friends who both found some downtime whilst blink-182 and All Time Low were between albums. They came together to work on something a little different and thus Simple Creatures was born.
Listen to ‘Drug’ by Simple Creatures on the Shoot Music New Releases Playlist on Spotify.
On their debut single, Mark commented “‘Drug’ is always the first song we play people when introducing them to Simple Creatures, so it only makes sense that it’s the first single.
“I love the ratty guitar lead mixed with the thumping kick drum. Lyrically, the song is about being destroyed by the things you love,”
Alex has said of the track “‘Drug’ is a song about someone or something you want the most, being terrible for you. It feels great until it doesn’t, but then you can’t stop.
“In the studio it felt immediately like it was the song that best defined Simple Creatures; it’s gritty, grimy, rooted in the musicality we both came up on, but with a twist that takes it away from anything we’ve worked on before. “
Their debut EP is set to be released later this mont, with the group also headlining the Avalanche Stage at Download Festival on Saturday June 15.