REVIEW / Simple Creature’s debut track ‘Drug’

Last week we posted about a collaboration recently between two rock stars, and we wanted to let you know what we think about it!

Tony had a few words to say about it, and keep reading below to find out what he thinks of Simple Creature’s latest track ‘Drug’.


Simple Creatures is the new music project from Mark Hoppus (blink-182) and Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low). A few days ago, Mark Hoppus confirmed that he had a new musical project in the works and more would be revealed very soon. Well, that day has come, and Simple Creatures have unveiled their first song.

‘Drug’ is probably what most people would expect if you told them that a member of blink-182 and All Time Low were collaborating on a new project. The lyrics worm their way in to your head, and the use of simple rhyming structures means it won’t be forgotten easily. Both band members have said the lyrics are about loving something that’s bad for you, which might feel great for a while, but when it stops feeling great it’s too late and there’s nothing you can do about it – a drug.

Musically, there is some experimentation, but not enough to put fans of the duo off. The guitar riffs are simple but catchy, and the drum beat is energetic but not heavy. Hoppus describes the lead guitar as “ratty” and the kick drum as “thumping”. There is also some experimenting with effects on the vocals and musical break down – but overall it is a pop punk tune most fans of either band would be happy to hear.

Simple Creatures have promised more new music soon, but until then, ‘Drug’ is available to stream online, with an accompanying animated lyric video, and the band has a presence on all social media sites.

You can listen to the track for yourself below, and let us know what you think about it in the comments!


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