To celebrate the launch of their first tour in 7 years, ANGELS & AIRWAVES released new song “Kiss & Tell”, a few months back. The band have now unveiled the official music video for the track, with brilliant acting from band leader Tom DeLonge. Watch above.
“The beginning of the song is really an ode to The Beach Boys,” says vocalist/guitarist Tom DeLonge. “It opens with three-part harmonies to create an introduction with multi-dimensionality. We wanted to create a sound that had electronic elements right alongside classic rock and pop punk melodic structures. Lyrically, this song is specifically about balancing on the edge of a razor blade. Doing something you’re not supposed to be doing, and although you might die while doing it, it’s still very much keeping you feeling alive.”
“Kiss & Tell” follows lead track “Rebel Girl” and its companion video – click HERE to watch the Matt Thompson-directed clip.
ANGELS & AIRWAVES (vocalist/guitarist Tom DeLonge, guitarist David Kennedy and drummer Ilan Rubin, joined by touring bassist Matt Rubano) recently finished an almost all sold-out North American tour.
DeLonge, a founding member of seminal pop punk band Blink-182, formed Angels & Airwaves in 2005. A year later came debut album We Don’t Need To Whisper, which hit No. 4 on The Billboard 200 and featured Top 5 modern rock hit “The Adventure.” 2007’s I-Empire followed, hitting No. 9 on The Billboard 200 and featured rock radio hit “Everything’s Magic.” In 2010, AVA released Love and a year later, Love: Part Two accompanied by a critically acclaimed film, Love, which was shown in 460 theaters nationwide during a one-night film screening and live-streamed concert event titled Love Live. The band’s last full-length album was 2014’s The Dream Walker, which hit No. 1 on iTunes and No. 5 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums chart. A multimedia project, the album was accompanied by a graphic novel, comic books and a Blade Runner-meets Harry Potter short film, which won Best Animation at the Toronto International Short Film Festival.
The band has also been working on a new album, which would be AVA’s first collection of new tracks since 2016’s Chasing Shadows EP.
Lorene, love please stay a bit tonight
Call it what you like if right
Lorene love – don’t you know I fell too hard,
Hearts never broke so well
Lorene, no – don’t you kiss and tell
No, means no – don’t you kiss and tell
It’s a little red cherry
When ya bury
Any evidence you got
If ya feel a bit shallow
On the gallows
Can we try a new gun shot
Like when kids say, never say never
Runin’ blind with a pair of sharp scissors So-
If I’m gonna go try this, alibi this
We are innocent but lost
It’s a bit so scary
Its a bit of pain
It’s a little like wolves at night
With a bit of fear
And an angry lover
We can disappear
But they will never let us recover
My hearts a little bit tired
Just a coward in lift-off
It’s got a little bit risky
To be happy
Toe the edge til we fall off
I’m living the worst way ever
Gettin’ high while playin’ with fire so-
If I’m gonna go try this
Watch the bomb I made go off
I – can’t – let – this – one – go
I – can’t – wait – this – one – won’t
Last – if – I – don’t – let – her – go