When Blink-182 introduced its reunion with Tom DeLonge on Tuesday, the group additionally teased the Friday launch of the primary single from its upcoming album. That music, “Edging,” has now arrived.
Blink-182’s first observe with DeLonge in practically a decade doesn’t embody any overt dick jokes, secrets and techniques about aliens or blatant references to banging your dad and mom, but it surely does characteristic some classically Blink traces like “I’m a punk rock child, I got here from hell with a curse / She tried to hope it away, so I fucked her in church.”
“Edging” is technically solely Blink-182’s first new music since 2019’s 9, but it surely’s the primary with unique guitarist DeLonge since 2012’s Canine Consuming Canine EP and definitely a breath of contemporary air for individuals who most popular the band’s traditional lineup. DeLonge cut up with Hoppus and Barker in 2015, and Blink has been taking part in with Alkaline Trio singer Matt Skiba ever since. Hoppus additionally efficiently battled most cancers.
DeLonge thanked Skiba for his time in Blink in an Instagram put up, saluting “all that you’ve performed to maintain the band thriving in my absence. I believe you’re enormously proficient (I nonetheless love and take heed to your band to today). You could have all the time been so form to me, not solely within the press, but additionally to others. I actually seen. Feelings between the three of us in Blink have all the time been difficult, however Mark’s most cancers actually put issues in perspective. However to be sincere, the band wouldn’t even be right here at present if it weren’t on your skill to leap in and save the day. So from my coronary heart to yours, thanks for being a member of our band.”
The following 5 months are just about assured to be crammed with extra songs and details about the reunited pop-punk dads’ upcoming album, forward of a large reunion tour that begins in Tijuana subsequent March. Dates are on the books via an early 2024 go to to Australia and New Zealand.