Sum 41 will start writing the follow-up to 2002’s Does This Look Infected?, next month in their hometown of Toronto. After putting the finishing touches on the songs this fall, Sum 41 plans to head into the studio early next year to record an album that’s a bit different from the rest of their material.
Bassist Cone McCaslin told Rolling Stone, “It’s going to be more metal-ish-more of a Master Of Puppets thing, but Deryck Whibley can’t sing like [Metallica’s] James Hetfield, so there’s going to be a lot of choruses. Like ‘Still Waiting’ (from Infected)-heavy verses and melodic choruses. I don’t think there’s going to be too many pop songs.”
McCaslin added, “We’re actually taking the time to sit at home and perfect things. The last album was written on the road. When you write an album on the road, it’s not as good as it can be.”
Sum 41 will take a short break from writing in October, when they perform at MTV’s Latin Awards in Miami. They’ll sing “Little Know It All,” a song they wrote for Iggy Pop’s upcoming Skull Ring.