After ten years, Mark Hoppus, Tom Delonge, and Travis Barker have reunited and released their first single ‘Edging’ from their upcoming album.
The three musicians last released music together in their Dogs Eating Dogs EP in 2012, and we are very excited.
Drummer Travis Barker said on the new track, which he also produced, “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.”
The track opens with sharp and flanging drums, similar to the beginning of ‘Feeling This.’ Delonge’s distinctive vocals start the first verse and begin with many emotions. “They’ll be hangin’ me quick when I’m back from the dead / Get the rope, get the rope!”
What makes blink-182 a unique band are the back-and-forth vocals from Delonge and Hoppus. This track blends their vocals perfectly as the chorus starts with Delonge’s “No way, no, I leave them broken-hearted,” followed by Hoppus’s “Oh no, look at the mess we started!” The last time they sang back and forth was from another great song, ‘When I Was Young.’
Hoppus-toned vocals start the second verse. “I got a fire in my eye, a little blood on my shirt/Let’s hit the road, hit the road!” He continues with the bridge, singing, “There’s a special place in hell/That my friends and I know well.”
‘Edging’ is a catchy, carefree, and rewarding single, and we can’t wait to hear what’s in store next from the iconically raunchy band.
Check out the amusing music video for the track, directed by Lyrical Lemonade’s Cole Bennett, below.