The single arrives as the band prepares for next month’s appearance at When We Were Young.
Earlier this year, pop-punk gamechangers Sum 41 announced that following their next album release, the band would be hanging it up after more than two dominant decades in the game.
The band shared in a statement,
“Being in Sum 41 since 1996 brought us some of the best moments of our lives,” the band wrote in a statement. “We are forever grateful to our fans both old and new, who have supported us in every way. It is hard to articulate the love and respect we have for all of you and we wanted you to hear this from us first.
Sum 41 will be disbanding. We will still be finishing all of our current upcoming tour dates this year, and we’re looking forward to releasing our final album, Heaven and Hell, along with a final worldwide headlining tour to celebrate. Details will be announced as soon as we have them.”
It seems as the details on the band’s final chapter are coming into focus as Sum 41 have delivered their first single on their new label, Rise Records. Leaning into the band’s pop-punk core, “Landmines” is a anthemic, infectious track that showcases Sum’s expertise in crafting, fun, catchy, memorable entries.
“When I wrote Landmines I had no intention of writing an old school “pop punk” song. It just came out really quickly and I knew right away that this song felt special to me,” shares frontman Deryck Whibley.
The single offers the first glimpse of the band’s pending final album and precedes a busy October. Next month, Sum 41 will be performing at When We Were Young in Las Vegas. The band will also perform a sold-out When We Were Young Sideshow on October 20 at Brooklyn Bowl with special guests Bowling For Soup, Plain White T’s, Your Broken Hero, and more.