Are we getting new music as soon as tomorrow?
Are blink-182 finally releasing the follow-up single to Edging? Their most recent single, and first with the reformed line-up of Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Tom DeLonge, was released in October 2022.
Looking at the band’s social media presence, their website and some mysterious blink-182 posters appearing, it sure looks that way.
Overnight, blink-182 shared a 30-second teaser video that contains some guitar riffs, a radio losing signal, and the repeated use of “traffic” throughout the clip. The band don’t appear in the video, but there is an alarm clock flicking between noon and midnight. Are we getting new music as soon as tomorrow?
In addition to the video teaser, there’s a new link on the band’s website that includes a pre-save to Spotify link and a phone number that you can text “for a good time”. You can listen to the teaser on below or on their website.
Elsewhere, posters with the blink-182 logo and “One more time…” written on them have appeared in Toronto.
The blink-182 Italia fan account has also posted what look like lyrics from the posters, which go as follows: “Do I have to die to hear you miss me? / Do I have to die to hear you say goodbye? / I don’t want to act like there’s tomorrow / I don’t want to wait to do this one more time.”
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Interesting posters spotted in Toronto! 👀🇨🇦— blink-182 Italia (@blink182italia) September 5, 2023
Lyrics in the background:
Do I have to die to hear you miss me?
Do I have to die to hear you say goodbye?
I don’t want to act like there’s tomorrow
I don’t want to wait to do this one more time
Shout out to Reddit user am_dog! 👏 pic.twitter.com/QMsR5d4mRw
Edging was the first track with the band’s most famous line-up since 2012. After months of speculation, blink-182 revealed Tom's return to the band just days before releasing new music, accompanying the announcement with the news that they'd be embarking on a massive global tour that will make its way to Australia in 2024 with support from Rise Against.
Edging is a jovial mid-tempo pop-punk track that comes to life with DeLonge’s trademark vocal tone delivering the first line, "I ain’t that cool a little fucked in the head" over a swinging beat from Barker.
His voice took a leading role against a backdrop of subtle guitar and bass work before taking off with an earworm of a chorus that features Tom and Mark's infamous vocal interplay. You can re-listen to Edging here.