Album: Strange Love (2019)
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Songfacts®:

  • Simple Creatures is a collaboration between All Time Low frontman Alex Gaskarth and blink-182's Mark Hoppus. This song recorded for their Strange Love EP features production by Zakk Cervini, who previously worked with Gaskarth on All Time Low's Future Hearts track "Missing You."
  • Ooh, can we make an honest woman out of Lucy?

    Lucy is Zakk Cervini's girlfriend. Hoppus told Alternative Press the song originated with him "picking up a bass and just noodling something," which Cervini thought had potential.

    As they were writing the lyrics, Hoppus was asking Zakk about Lucy, and he said they'd been dating a while. Hoppus then started teasing him, "When are you guys going to get married? When are you going to make an honest woman out of Lucy?" They took that sentence and built up a narrative about a bank heist.
  • Gaskarth and Hoppus actually got Lucy to come in and sing vocals, so those Strange Love songs where you can hear a woman's voice, it's hers.

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