Simple Plan Performs at We Day 2014 in Ottawa + Working with 3OH!3 On Album #5

Performing "Welcome to My Life" and "Summer Paradise"

Canada’s capital city Ottawa experienced an incredible event yesterday – National We Day. We Day is a youth empowernment movement that gathers thousands of teenage volunteers and their teachers for events that gather annually in different cities across the US, Canada and UK, where these people can learn more about how they can get involved with helping to make the world a better place.

This year’s final We Day event, organised by Craig and Marc Kielburger (co-founders of the Free The Children foundation), took place in Ottawa and welcomed more than 16 000 students and teachers from all over Canada. The attendees had the chance to listen to encouraging speeches from such personalities as Martin Luther King III., Her Majesty Queer Noor of Jordan or Spencer West and musical performance by artists like Neverest, Kardinal Offishall and Simple Plan.

Before Simple Plan took to the stage, they walked the We Day red carpet and attended a press conference. There, Pierre spoke about his admiration of Free The Children’s work: “(Free the Children is) really trying to inspire kids to do things hands-on, to kind of get involved, instead of just standing back and talking about it or criticizing it.”

Simple Plan's Chuck Comeau and Pierre Bouvier are currently working on writing the band's 5th album, due sometime early next year. It will be the follow up to 2011's "Get Your Heart On!" which had an accompanying EP "Get Your Heart On! The Second Coming" released in December of last year. Chuck revealed via his instagram that the band is working with pop-duo 3OH!3, known for hits like "Don't Trust Me" and "My First Kiss," on the upcoming album.

Chillaxing. @nat3oh3 @pierrebouvier @chuckComeau #simpleplan

Working with @kidquizine and @nat30h3 from 3oh!3 ! Nicest dudes and super talented! #NewSongs #SPAlbum5

"We wrote this song It's not too short, it's not too long Its got back-up vocals in all of the right places It's got a few oohs and ahhhhs..." @pierrebouvier belting out some pretty sweet harmonies right now! (Lyrics by the legendary NOFX)

Hard at work. @pierrebouvier

SO HERE FOR THIS. I wish they'd performed different songs at the festival thing, but that's really just because I'm so sick of Summer Paradise. And hopefully we'll get a good collab from 3OH!3 and nothing that sounds like anything post-Streets of Gold.

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