Bowling For Soup frontman Jaret Reddick has just begun writing the follow-up to 2004's "A Hangover You Don't Deserve" and already the songs are pouring out. "I had planned to write about 40 songs for the new album and I've already written 12, and I just started like a week-and-a-half ago," Reddick says.
"So, I think I'm going to write 60 songs for it and then pick the cream of the crop and maybe try to release a few of them on the Web site and let them kind of trickle out there a little bit," he continues. "We try to incorporate the people who actually like our band into as many aspects of the band as possible."
Also new for fans is the Jive compilation "Bowling For Soup Goes to the Movies," due Tuesday (Nov. 15). As previously reported, the album features hard-to-get soundtrack contributions as well as a few other nuggets, including the unreleased studio track "Sometimes."
Reddick says originally the band had planned on releasing the new track "Val Kilmer" on "Goes to the Movies." However, Jive liked what it heard and didn't want to give away a possible single from Bowling For Soup's next studio project, due in mid-2006. So instead, Reddick gave the label "Sometimes." Other new songs the band is excited about include "99 Biker Friends" and "Tuesday Sucks."
One thing fans shouldn't expect from the next disc is a sudden creative shift away from Bowling For Soup's quirky pop direction.
"Absolutely not," Reddick says. "We're Bowling For Soup and we're going to make Bowling For Soup albums and Bowling For Soup songs. Certain bands can reinvent themselves and do it well, and I think that's great. With Bowling For Soup, people expect us to brighten their day and they expect to hear a bunch of songs about my ex-girlfriend. And that's exactly what they're going to get. It's going to be a very happy album."