Mark Hoppus of blink-182 and Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low have unveiled their newest musical project – Simple Creatures – releasing their debut single ‘Drug’ via BMG. Long-time friends who both found some downtime between blink-182 and All Time Low albums, the two came together to work on something a little different and thus Simple Creatures was born. Written by Hoppus and Gaskarth in collaboration with their producer and friend, Zakk Cervini (blink-182, Yungblud, All Time Low, 5SOS), Simple Creatures will release their debut EP in March.
“’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,” Hoppus said.
“’Drug’ is a song about someone or something you want the most, being terrible for you,” said Gaskarth. “Feels great until it doesn’t, but then you can’t stop. In the studio it felt immediately felt 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.“