Always (Sum 41 song)

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Song by Sum 41
from the album Complicity
ReleasedDecember 9, 2008
GenreAlternative rock
Songwriter(s)Deryck Whibley
Producer(s)Deryck Whibley
Sum 41 singles chronology
"With Me"
"Screaming Bloody Murder"

"Always" is a single by Sum 41, released on their greatest-hits album 8 Years of Blood, Sake and Tears: The Best of Sum 41. It is the only new song on the record, recorded especially for this release, and was released as a radio single on December 9, 2008.
Although the album was released on November 26, 2008, the song was released to the public for free listening on the Universal Japan website on November 11, 2008.

Overview[change | change source]

"Always" is not a typical Sum 41 song. It switches tempos back and forth during the whole song, from an acoustic slow intro to an up-tempo verse and chorus, up until a quiet piano break, again into an up-tempo chorus, and back to a totally stripped acoustic slow break from the whole tempo of the song. The song features a prominent use of piano and acoustic guitar, and has a much heavier sound than the one present on the band's last album Underclass Hero.

Like the band's last effort, Underclass Hero, the song was totally produced, mixed and engineered by lead singer Deryck Whibley himself.