Simple Plan have collaborated with rising pop star Jax for a reworked version of their track ‘Iconic’.
The track initially featured on the band’s ‘Harder Than It Looks’ album, released last year.
It arrives with a music video that features plenty of footage from Simple Plan’s live shows, during their tour alongside The Offspring and Sum 41.
Have a watch below of the fittingly fast-paced video for ‘Iconic’ below.
Speaking about the collaboration, Jax has shared:
“I was so so so excited when Simple Plan asked me to be part of Iconic!”
“Pierre [Bouvier] brought me up to his home and we had such a fun time cutting my verse and then having dinner with his beautiful family!
“I grew up listening to them and was trying my best not to fangirl. The boys are all ‘Icons’ and it is a dream come true to be on this song with them!”
Simple Plan’s Chuck Comeau has added his own words, explaining:
“Iconic is a song about dreamers; people who have big, crazy ideas.
Often, they’re told to forget about them, to be realistic, to give up on these « crazy » ambitions…”
“We wanted to write a song for all these dreamers and tell them they didn’t have to give up. That they should keep going, keep believing in their crazy dreams, ignore the haters, believe in themselves and their talent and use all the negative comments they hear as fuel to stay motivated and prove everyone wrong.”
“That’s what we tried to do when we started this band in our parents’ basement 25 years ago and today we were so grateful we kept going and dreaming big.
“That’s also why we thought Jax was the perfect artist to join us on the song. She embodies everything « Iconic » stands for.
“She’s forging her own path, breaking rules and doing things her own way and it’s been cool to watch her use her platform in such a positive and inspiring way. We couldn’t be happier to be friends and have her on this song.”
Simple Plan’s ‘The Hard As Rock Tour’ across Europe is set to begin at the start of next year, with support from Mayday Parade and State Champs.
$1 from each ticket sold for the tour will be going to the Simple Plan Foundation.
Established in 2005, this charity focuses on helping young people in need and showing how music can be a tool to find purpose in life.
Since its inception, it’s donated over $2 million to various charitable causes in Canada and been presented numerous awards for its philanthropy.
See the full dates below and visit the band’s site to buy tickets.
19: PARIS Bataclan
20: PARIS Bataclan
22: BARCELONA Sant Jordi Club
24: LAUSANNE Docks
25: MILAN Fabrique
26: MUNICH Tonhalle
28: PRAGUE Forum Karlin Hall
29: WARSAW Stodola
30: VIENNA Gasometer
01: BERLIN Columbiahalle
02: HAMBURG Edel Optics Arena
04: COLOGNE Palladium
05: TILBURG O13
07: ANTWERP De Roma
09: MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse
10: GLASGOW O2 Academy
11: BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
13: BRISTOL O2 Academy
15: LEEDS O2 Academy
16: LONDON Eventim Apollo