Prepare for “The Rock Show!” Blink-182 introduced that they’d launch their long-anticipated ninth studio album with a video on Monday, Sep. 18, 2023. The brand new album would be the first with the band’s traditional lineup, consisting of Travis Barker, Tom Delonge, and Mark Hoppus, since 2011’s Neighborhoods. The brand new report can be launched almost a yr after the band first introduced that they’d reunited with Tom with the one “Edging.”
After first saying that they’d get again collectively, the band set out on a large reunion tour, with assist from rising hardcore act Turnstile. The reunion tour has definitely been eventful, with the band acting at big venues everywhere in the world, kicking off with a shock first present again at Coachella. Travis’ spouse Kourtney Kardashian additionally introduced that she was pregnant with the couple’s first baby collectively whereas within the crowd on the band’s LA present in June. The tour hasn’t been with out difficulties although. The band did push again the beginning after Travis suffered a finger damage, and extra reveals needed to be postponed when Kourtney had a well being scare, forcing Travis to come back residence.
Nonetheless, after a superb comeback tour, the brand new album is definitely thrilling for longtime followers of the group. Right here’s every part it’s good to know concerning the new album.
When Will Blink-182’s New Album Be Launched?
The band will drop their new album on October 20. The album is out there to be pre-saved on streaming platforms, and a vinyl, CD, and cassette preorder is out there via the band’s web site. The band will even drop their title monitor single “One More Time” on Thursday, Sep. 21.
The album is the primary that the trio has launched with the traditional lineup in over a decade. The final time that Travis, Mark, and Tom launched a full-length was 2011’s Neighborhoods. Amid drama with the band, Tom did go away, and the band launched the data California and 9 with Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba filling in.
Within the preview trailer for the album, snippets of the group’s interview with Zane Lowe performed, and the band spoke about Tom’s departure and his final choice to come back again. “There was a lot of bad blood, and there was a lot of stuff in the press, and feelings and all this stuff,” Mark stated.
Tom admitted that Mark’s most cancers battle was a driving power within the reunion. “I remember telling my wife now, ‘I don’t think I’m ever going to play music again. I don’t think I’m ever going to tour again.’ Until Mark told me he was sick, then I was like—that’s the only thing I wanted to do,” he stated.
What Is Blink-182’s New Album Known as?
The band revealed that the album can be referred to as One Extra Time.
What Is Blink-182’s New Album Going to Sound Like?
Blink is a band that has by no means shied away from incorporating completely different kinds through the years. From the shiny pop-punk of “All The Smile Things” to the catchy dance-punk components on Neighborhoods, the band frequently pushes new instructions, and that’s clear from the snippets performed all through the video. Whereas it’s not solely clear what influences the band will convey to the desk with their new report, there will definitely be numerous songs that satiate the traditional sounds.
From the previews within the video, the band incorporates traditional pop-punk, acoustic ballads, and even some post-punk-inspired sounds all through the report. The band’s comeback single “Edging” was a true-to-form pop-punk monitor that wouldn’t have sounded misplaced on any of the band’s traditional data.
The band additionally revealed that Travis would produce, and he’s sat within the producer chair for lots of the present stars making pop-punk, together with Machine Gun Kelly, Willow, and Jxdn. He additionally produced Avril Lavigne’s return to the style Love Sux.
Travis additionally admitted that the brand new report would discover among the extra private points inside the band, together with their reuniting in instances of tragedy. “One More Time is kind of written about, like, why does it take these catastrophes like me being in a plane crash or Mark being sick for our band to get back together?” he stated.
Mark additionally defined that it was a little bit of an uphill battle to be ready to carry out after his most cancers battle. “Chemotherapy wrecked my vocal chords. I had to go work with a vocal coach to get to the point where we could walk on stage at Coachella,” he stated, however revealed that there’s no higher feeling than rocking with the band. “When it’s the three of us on stage, I feel unstoppable, like we f**king, we crush.”
What Songs Are on Blink-182’s New Album?
The band additionally introduced the 17-song tracklist for the album and shared snippets of among the songs. Blink will proceed its “Anthem” collection” with “Anthem, Part 3.” The primary two installments had been on the 1999 album Enema of the State and 2001’s Take Off Your Pants and Jacket. A pattern of the title monitor revealed that it’s an acoustic ballad with lyrics that handle the band’s private tragedies. “I wish they told us. It shouldn’t take a sickness or airplanes falling out the sky,” Mark may be heard singing. Additionally they performed a pattern of stadium rocker “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got.” The comeback single “Edging” can also be part of the album.
The total tracklist is under:
- ANTHEM PART 3
- DANCE WITH ME
- FELL IN LOVE
- ONE MORE TIME
- MORE THAN YOU KNOW
- TURN THIS OFF!
- WHEN WE WERE YOUNG
- YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’VE GOT
- BLINK WAVE
- BAD NEWS
- HURT (INTERLUDE)
- F**Ok FACE