Simple Plan - Untitled/How Could this Happen To Me? (Lava/Atlantic Records) - Single Review
Untitled/How Could this Happen To Me?
(26/09/05 Lava/Atlantic Records)
Anthemic emo/punk with an orchestral feel that could drown out the sounds of Hoobastank, on the airwaves is on offer from this Pierre Bouvier fronted quintet.Previous tours with Good Charlotte and Greenday have given Simple Plan a platform from which to launch this yearning, bemused and disgruntled numbercontaining catchy bouncing bass linesthat stroll alongsidea roving keyboard element. Beauvier with his commanding and powerful vocal rangebuilds the emotion slowly, as he cries out for help in understanding life’s great plan;
“And I can’t stand the pain, and I can’t make it go away.
No, I can’t stand the pain;
How could this happen to me? I made my mistakes, got nowhere to run.”
Simple Plan, with this offering, will continue to clamber into hearts and minds of those who dwell upon life and the purpose of it.