A long, stressful five years for Blink-182, and their fans, has finally come to end with the release of new single ‘Bored to Death’ and upcoming seventh studio album California (to be released July 1st, 2016). Contrary to the fears of many Blink fans, the departure of guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge has not affected the quality of this band’s music in any way, with ‘Bored to Death’ as preppy and uplifting as anything they’ve produced in the past. It’s definitely built confidence in the new album and I know I’m not the only one excited for its release.
As for the complaint that ‘Bored to Death’ sounds more like a +44 song than a Blink-182 song, I couldn’t disagree more. It’s no secret that +44 has massive influences from Blink music (seeing as it includes two of their band members), so naturally the sound of both will be similar. However, ‘Bored to Death’ lacks the slightly heavier sound that +44 were aiming for, and is catchier than anything they’ve produced. This single is the continuation of great things for Blink-182, and we all wait in anticipation for what’s to come.
It has also just been announced that the band will be touring North America with A Day To Remember, All Time Low and The All-American Rejects this summer.