Wall of Sound presents: “2022 YEAR IN REVIEW” – by Simple Plan’s Sébastien Lefebvre

Simple Plan have had a killer year. They released their much-loved, sixth studio album Harder Than It Looks back in May (our review here), and celebrated the 20 year anniversary of No Pads, No Helmets … Just Balls with a pop punk dream tour package across the United States and Europe.

While we eagerly wait for the band to unveil Aussie tour plans at some point, we got a hold of rhythm guitarist/backing vocalist Sébastien Lefebvre to check out his year in review and the music he spun throughout 2022…

TOP 5 ALBUMS OF 2022

5. Rosie Carney – I Wanna Feel Happy
4. Muse – Will Of The People
3. Khruangbin – Texas Moon
2. Les Trois Accords – Présence d’esprit
1. The 1975 – Being Funny in a Foreign Language

TOP 5 SONGS OF 2022

5. Tiny Moving Parts – ‘North Shore’
4. Lights and Motion – ‘The World I Remember’
3. Weezer – ‘Records’
2. Jimmy Eat World – ‘Something Loud’
1. The 1975 – ‘I’m in Love With You’

BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF 2022

Simple Plan – ‘Wake Me Up (When This Nightmare’s Over)’

Hahahaha, yeah that’s our video. There is a strong message here supported by powerful images. Our
Ukrainian director Jensen Noen got to tell a very heartfelt and meaningful story about the war in Ukraine
as his family is still over there and is very moved by everything happening.

FAVOURITE GIG YOU PLAYED THIS YEAR

We played the Bell Center, our local arena, on November 4th with The Offspring. I don’t think I need to
say more.

BIGGEST WTF OR WHOLESOME MOMENT FOR YOUR BAND

Our new album came out this year, after 6 years!!! The fans love it, and we couldn’t ask for more. We got
back on the road this year too. That was a trip. Seeing how much people missed live music, and getting a
taste of that energy again was epic.

ANY SNEAK PEEKS OF YOUR 2023 PLANS FOR FANS

There’s a few shows that have been announced already. We’ve got plans all around the world, and we’ll
see you at the shows.

BEST ADVICE GOING INTO 2023

Be patient, and pursue things that make you happy.

Written by Sébastien Lefebvre @seblefebvre

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