Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth have banded together to create the pop-punk supergroup of our dreams

By Yasmin Brown

Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus and All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth have shaken up the pop-punk world by joining together to create the supergroup Simple Creatures.

Out of nowhere, our social media feeds were blowing up with the news, which came complete with the release of the band’s first single, ‘Drug’ and a lyric video to match (below).

The track is super catchy, perfectly encapsulating everything we love about both All Time Low and more recent Blink 182, so it’s no surprise that it was hugely popular among the pair’s friends and thus chosen as the band’s first single.

Speaking to Kerrang!, Hoppus explained, “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.”

Gaskarth said: “Drug is a song about someone or something you want the most, being terrible for you… 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.”

Simple Creature’s first EP will be arriving in March with more details to follow soon.

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