Sum 41 Target 45

2019-07-08 by DatsNotDaMetulz | 40 Comments
Sum 41 have released a new video for track "45 (A Matter of Time)", from their upcoming album Order In Decline. The politically charged song, with a music video reminiscent of "The Waldo Moment" (season two of Channel 4 original series Black Mirror), appears to make several references to Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States.

The video can be seen below.


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BigBlob
July 9th 2019
5519 Comments


orange man bad?

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rc239
July 9th 2019
285 Comments


pretty cool for a sum 41 song in 2019 i guess

zakalwe
July 9th 2019
30315 Comments


Sum 41 continue to be the stoic voice of the people.

Kompys2000
July 9th 2019
3700 Comments


Hey, these guys are Canadian, they can't talk shit on our president! They'd better learn their place and leave the hard-hitting commentary on American politics to Ministry and Eminem

Abscurat
July 9th 2019
127 Comments


That didn't work well for Stray From the Path...

lecolumbus
July 9th 2019
198 Comments


yuup i'm really keen to hear more politically-charged shit from people whose political analysis is so shallow that they still mainly blame the president and not focus on the party that supports them, or the democrats who fail to oppose him in any meaningful way (or use the trump thing as an excuse to not bother with much more real policy beyond "hey, you want the status quo from a couple of years back, right?)

they seem to think trump is simultaneously a total dumbass and also that he's pretty much responsible for all the decisions

can't really blame people for pulling out the "orange man bad" meme still given that all liberals seem to do

SymbolicInTime
July 9th 2019
5593 Comments


Finally a decent single from these guys

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Papa Universe
July 9th 2019
22505 Comments


targeting the age category their peak-era fans are in now?

GPooch21
July 9th 2019
141 Comments


Let's rage against a pawn of the state and support more power for the state.

PunchforPunch
July 9th 2019
7085 Comments


You sure they're not criticizing Trudeau?

XingKing
July 9th 2019
15097 Comments


Meh

henryChinaski
July 9th 2019
4337 Comments


Okay song, won't listen again.

Snake.
July 9th 2019
21906 Comments


remember when these guys cut off bush's head

Zorg
July 9th 2019
412 Comments


Soros funded drivel. His ire should be towards Avril anyway.

jacobdtarr
July 9th 2019
1 Comments


Anyone else think this sounds a little like Linkin Park's "No More Sorrow"?

LotionLord
July 9th 2019
83 Comments


if you need subtitles in your music video just so people know what's going on, you're not doing it right.

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
July 9th 2019
11445 Comments


Not bad! The first listenable new single from Sum 41.

MuhNamesTyler
July 9th 2019
6573 Comments


“yuup i'm really keen to hear more politically-charged shit from people whose political analysis is so shallow that they still mainly blame the president and not focus on the party that supports them, or the democrats who fail to oppose him in any meaningful way (or use the trump thing as an excuse to not bother with much more real policy beyond "hey, you want the status quo from a couple of years back, right?)

they seem to think trump is simultaneously a total dumbass and also that he's pretty much responsible for all the decisions

can't really blame people for pulling out the "orange man bad" meme still given that all liberals seem to do”

Yeah you seem unbiased

EnyaFangirl
July 9th 2019
1818 Comments


while you were listening to Sum 41, I was studying Crush 40

ShadowNeko
July 9th 2019
232 Comments


Not hyped at all for this record anymore.
Only one great song out of all 4 singles. Pass.

c0nf1n3d
July 9th 2019
356 Comments


Thought this was quite decent. The intro was great, the chorus is great, and the bridge is great. However the verses seemed like they could've used a different vocal style; it felt as if a melody was forced for the sake of potential radio play. Sum 41 are at a point where they don't need to conform to that anymore.

Now for the video. I can't tell if this is supposed to rip-off or be an homage to The Waldo Moment. It's TOO obvious that it's a clear rip-off, but not everyone watches Black Mirror - and the episode's commentary back then certainly can be retooled nowadays for a modern political commentary. For those who might feel bitter that the director/band decided to take this kind of political angle...this band kind of has always done this with their music. Sure, it's a little too obvious at this point - but I also get the feeling that the band doesn't really seem to care anymore. They wrote/produced this new record themselves (same with "13 Voices"), so if they want to do that, then it really is what it is.

DatsNotDaMetulz
July 9th 2019
3941 Comments


I like it when conservatives start crying over bands being political when the bands in question have always had political songs going back 10-15-20+ years. Hell it even happened with Ozzy Osbourne, conveniently forgetting what War Pigs was about. I dunno if it's because conservatives are so stupid that they don't notice it with the older songs, they never liked the band anyway and use it as an excuse to troll, or it's just that liberal discourse in music is no longer allowed in 2019.

DreamAgain
July 9th 2019
1227 Comments


New songs aren't bad. Def. better than most or all of their last album.

DreamAgain
July 9th 2019
1227 Comments


Politically charged lyrics are great but only if they actually have something interesting to say. Just whining about shit is lame, which this song comes across as. Black Honey and Death from Above (I'm on a Thrice binge atm lol) come to mind on how to do it right. Or tbh much of Thrice's disco in general.

Larkinhill
July 9th 2019
6325 Comments


These guys feel so outdated, but I’ve never liked/listened to them tbf.

Zorg
July 9th 2019
412 Comments


"liberal discourse in music is no longer allowed in 2019."

LOL very poz'd

lecolumbus
July 9th 2019
198 Comments


@MuhNamesTyler
well done sherlock, you worked out that somebody expressing a political opinion might be biased. how did you figure that one out? (for the record i'm leftist not a conservative)

@DreamAgain
agreed. Propagandhi and Rage Against the Machine are good examples too (I only appreciate the latter more and more these days)

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i'm not bitter that bands are political, i just wish they did it in more interesting ways aside from the same shit i've heard a million times

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
July 9th 2019
11445 Comments


Possible names for parody punk bands featuring the current POTUS:

President Orange
Trum-45
Good Brains
The BurgerKing
Rich Kid on McD
Circular Jerk
At The Drive-Thru
Goldshower

sixdegrees
July 9th 2019
8794 Comments


lol!

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KjSwantko
July 9th 2019
11899 Comments


Horrible as expected.

Danred97
July 9th 2019
2472 Comments


I prefer my political music to be more intelligent and thoughtful, but also sometimes I just want something angry sounding and simple. This song will do in a pinch as the latter.

idiotican
July 10th 2019
176 Comments


I dont see why complaining about trump is any different from complaining about Bush, every pop punk band has something like that

deathschool
July 10th 2019
25203 Comments


Kind of surprised it isn't terrible. It's not great either, but weirdly decent. The message is delivered unimaginatively, but there's a part of me that misses all the anti-bush punk of days gone even if it was mostly childish and terrible. Idk maybe I'm losing control of my life so fast that anything that arouses my nostalgia is somehow enjoyable. Oh god is it already happening?

whitebells
July 10th 2019
1 Comments


Intro sounded pretty good but then it just nose-dived

MuhNamesTyler
July 10th 2019
6573 Comments


@leo

shut up

DatsNotDaMetulz
July 10th 2019
3941 Comments


Honestly my favourite part of the current wave of political music isn't necessarily the quality of the music, but the conservative tears and crybullying that has happened as a result of artists like Sum 41, Stray From the Path, Neckbeard Deathcamp and co.

Piripichotes
July 10th 2019
543 Comments


cartoon dude looks more like Bill Clinton tbh.

impoppy
July 10th 2019
2229 Comments


"Soros funded drivel"

This comment was satire right?

suddykilljaywalkers
July 11th 2019
1018 Comments


i actually kinda liked this. reminds me of chuck

Invaderbryan
July 11th 2019
378 Comments


Song and band is ass



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