Almost as if on queue, Nickelback have announced that something from them is coming later this week, spawning an expected myriad of reactions online.
Taking to Twitter, the Chad Kroeger-fronted band shared a black-and-white animated clip of a car speeding towards a city skyline, backed with thumping percussion and your standard Nickelback crunchy guitar notes. They captioned the post with “FRIDAY 8/14” which, obviously, is this Friday.
FRIDAY 8/14 pic.twitter.com/JDrjWckDeA
— Nickelback (@Nickelback) August 11, 2020
This could mark the always divisive band’s return, with this potentially being their first bit of new music since the release of their ninth studio album in 2017, Feed The Machine.
Naturally, the internet has some thoughts with a lot of people believing that we – as a collective – have suffered enough.
2020 leaving NOTHING in the chamber. https://t.co/bMhfOhljfS
— Lacy Baugher (@LacyMB) August 11, 2020
You don’t have to do this
— Natalie (@jbfan911) August 11, 2020
WHY GOD 2020 PLEASE STOP https://t.co/6ukXpKHmir
— ULTRADAVE (@DaveOshry) August 11, 2020
"Guys, trust me, 2020 is such a horror show, people are gonna hear the new record and be like, 'Eh, it's not that bad.'" https://t.co/FZe7i6uDpC
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) August 11, 2020
However, some people are throwing caution to the wind and defending the band after years of vitriol thrown their way.
Reminder that you people only hate Nickelback because it's trendy and that they make bangers. This album is gonna slap. https://t.co/3tNFQyTrtT
— Anish Patel (@apizzle1593) August 10, 2020
nickelback has bops
— Twitter Music (@TwitterMusic) August 11, 2020
this is what saves the world https://t.co/k1HfI3t2tH
— PEEKABOO (@peekaboobeats) August 11, 2020
This is single handedly going to fix 2020 . You cannot change my mind . https://t.co/pSxPZdiBS7
— Wild Child 🤘🏼 (@jessicawon57) August 11, 2020