BLINK-182 have released “Edging”, their first new track with founding member Tom DeLonge since the Dogs Eating Dogs EP, released 10 years ago in 2012. Check out the new track below. The release follows the announcement of Blink-182’s reunion tour and new album with the classic lineup, scheduled for 2023.
The new track comes along with an accompanying video. The clip shows the trio letting loose at a carnival while surrounded by strangers in rabbit costumes, before things go south.
“I wanted to imagine as a listener what I wanted to experience and at the same time as a band member what we wanted to make and say and most importantly how it would sound production wise in 2022,” – comments Travis Barker, who produced the track.
“I’m so happy to be back in the studio creating new music and looking forward to a giant world tour.” – he adds.
Well, the track serves as a good follow up to the Matt Skiba era Blink-182, with pop leanings and melodic, radio friendly chorus and its best part, the bridge, which recalls some of the best moments of the band, sadly only for a couple of seconds close to the ending of the song.
“Despite its title (and the returning frontman’s penchant for tongue-in-cheek raciness) the song is surprisingly void of sex jokes, instead offering a self-deprecative take on the dissolution of a relationship. It opens with DeLonge singing the first verse, as he quips: “I ain’t that cool, a little fucked in the head / They’ll be hangin’ me quick when I’m back from the dead.”” – NME
“Out now, it’s a gleeful piece of brattish pop-punk as only Blink can truly supply, right from the off: “I ain’t that cool, a little fucked in the head…” A song about heading to “a special place in hell” it doesn’t shy away from some gross-out humour – just check out the line, “so I fucked her in church…” The aim is to offend, with Blink-182 chanting: “I’m a punk rock kid, I came from hell with a curse…”” – Clash
“Produced by Barker, the song features his incredibly fierce drumming style and signature production. Hoppus and DeLonge deliver the known dynamic between the two that listeners have come to expect and love.” – Blabbermouth
“Opening with sharp, flanging drums, “Edging” gives the first verse to DeLonge, which, given his return, feels especially triumphant. “Get the rope! Get the rope!” he and Hoppus shout back and forth. “There’s a special place in hell/ That my friends and I know well,” Hoppus offers on the bridge. In all, “Edging” is fun, flippant, and satisfying as hell.” – Stereogum
“It’s called “Edging,” it was produced by Travis Barker, and it opens with a drum intro that feels modeled after “Feeling This” before turning into a glammy stomp that kinda finds the middle ground between the last two blink albums and recent Angels & Airwaves. Mark and Tom share vocal duties, so it’s very much an announcement that the classic blink lineup is back.” – BrooklynVegan