Having hung around each other’s projects for years now, Simple Plan have finally sat down with Blink-182‘s Mark Hoppus, and Alex Gaskarth, frontman of All Time Low, to get some proper work done. According to the social media channels of each of the parties, they recently got together to write a song.
Simple Plan frontman Pierre Bouvier first revealed that the much fantasised-about collaboration was finally becoming a reality via his personal Instagram channel, writing, “Good f’ing morning folks!!! Psyched about today! Gonna write some tunes with [Alex Gaskarth] and [Mark Hoppus] today!”
Mark Hoppus later took to Twitter to confirm the news, jokingly stating that the session “will be disastrous”. After working on his French Canadian skills, the singer and bassist opined, “Avril Lavigne is getting divorced and I’m working with Simple Plan. Could Canada’s day get any worse?!”
However, despite Hoppus’ lamentations, Gaskarth insisted that it was a “great writing day”. Hoppus had previously collaborated with All Time Low on the Soundwave-bound pop punk outfit’s music video for 2009’s Weightless, in which both he and Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz make an appearance.
Meanwhile, Hoppus established a working relationship with Simple Plan after contributing vocals to the Canadian outfit’s 2002 single I’d Do Anything. Gaskarth also made an appearance on a Simple Plan track, contributing vocals to Freaking Me Out from the band’s 2011 release Get Your Heart On!
Watch: Simple Plan – I’d Do Anything
@AlterThePress close. simple plan are writing a song today with alex and me. it will be disastrous.
Oui, je vous écris une chanson avec Simple Plan aujourd'hui afin que j'apprends canadienne-française. Je suis le meilleur. Merci.
Avril Lavigne is getting divorced and I'm working with Simple Plan. Could Canada's day get any worse?!
— Alexander William (@AlexAllTimeLow) September 18, 2014