Am 7. Oktober veröffentlichen auch SUM 41 einen neuen Langspieler – den ersten in fünf Jahren. Für Frontmann Deryck Whibley, der in den jüngeren Vergangenheit vor allem durch seinen Alkoholismus für Schlagzeilen gesorgt hatte und die Platte selbst produzierte, hatte die Arbeit an „13 Voices” eine durchaus kathartische Wirkung:
„I am really excited to be releasing an album after everything I’ve been through recently. This new music represents the journey I’ve been on throughout the process of making this record. I had to fall in order to rise, and nothing feels better than to have something you love that you had to really fight for. I can honestly say that 13 Voices saved my life and I cannot wait to share it with all of you.
I had to learn how to do everything again – my motor skills, learning how to play guitar again. I couldn’t even walk at the time. It was really difficult, but at the same time if I didn’t have a record to make, I don’t think I would have recovered as quickly. Writing music gave me a purpose. I had to get better.”