Blink-182 Releases First Single in 8 Years
Friday, Blink-182 released their first single "Up All Night" since their self-titled album was released in 2003. Not too long after that album was released, the band dismembered due to conflicts between lead singer Tom Delonge and bassist Mark Hoppus. Now, after 8 years, the band is back together and plan to release their full length album "Neighborhoods" in September.
During their time away from Blink-182, all three members of the band enjoyed commercial success with their musical side projects. Tom Delonge started the alternative band Angels and Airwaves, while Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker created their own band called Plus-44. While both bands were recieved well by critics, they were nothing compared to Blink.
The new single "Up All Night" ushers in a new era for the band. They are much more mature, and have grown as musicians. They seem to be more determined to write about serious topics, a far cry from songs such as "What's My Age Again" and "First Date." With that being said, "Up All Night" still has that class Blink sound to it mixed with a little Angels and Airwaves. It's both old and new, and most importantly it means the much adored band is back in action.
You'll be able to see the band yourself August 11th at The Darien Lake Performing Arts Center as they will be playing alongside opening band Manchester Orchestra.
Check out the new song "Up All Night":