Going back to his punk rock roots, today Creeper frontman Will Gould has just announced the launch of his brand new side-project Salem.
Featuring Matt Reynolds (Howard’s Alias, Skylar, Drawings), he and Gould will be releasing their self-titled, five-track EP October 23rd via Roadrunner Records.
“I’ve been calling them sweet satanic love songs,” says Gould about the new batch of Salem songs. “They’re happy songs about being in love.”
As for writing the new record, Gould adds, “It was a labour of love for us. We’re releasing when a lot of kids are stuck inside, or if they’re not, their life isn’t quite the same. It’s a way to soundtrack this very difficult time. The power of punk rock is that it helps you forget about the monotony of every day. And life has never been as monotonous as it is now.”
Giving fans a look into the new project Gould and Reynolds have also shared their first-ever single entitled “Destroy Me.”
Commenting on the track, Gould shares, “‘Destroy Me’ is a really good introduction that summarises the band, it had the right kind of energy from the offset. This band feels like a love letter to a lot of our early influences. It’s a return to our roots in a lot of ways.”
To check out the new song and accompanying video, be sure to look below. Afterward, make sure to pre-order Salem here.
01) Fall Out Of Love
02) Destroy Me
05) Doomed (for each other)