And just like that, the music gods have blessed Blink-182 fans with a brand new, albeit short, song.
On Friday (June 21), the California-founded pop-punkers unleashed the long-awaited follow-up to “Blame it on My Youth.” Dubbed, “Generational Divide,” the 50-second song finds the band returning to their punk roots with the aggressive and fast-paced track.
Watch the music video for “Generational Divide” above.
On Wednesday, the group took to social media to announce the release of the new song. They kept it simple with a mock poster of a punk rock show (alla CBGB) with a skeleton decked out in a spikey leather jacket and mohawk, a cigarette in its mouth, and its middle finger prominently featured on the flyer.
“Generational Divide” is the follow-up to their lukewarmly received track “Blame it on My Youth.” The track was released in May and signaled the beginning of their new “more aggressive” sound, though the song wasn’t exactly aggressive.
While fans have not been given a title or official release time frame for the forthcoming record, fans have begun to speculate that it may be sometime this summer.
The yet-to-be-confirmed record will be the follow-up to 2016’s California.
“Generational Divide” comes a week before the trio is due to hit the North American touring circuit with Lil’ Wayne and Neck Deep. The summertime excursion begins next Thursday, June 27, at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus.
Earlier this month, the three-piece revealed that they would be paying homage to their third studio album, Enema of the State, by performing it in full during the upcoming run.
“To celebrate 20 years, we’re playing Enema of the State in its entirety all summer long!” the band tweeted.
Enema of the State was released in June 1999 through MCA. The record produced several of the group’s biggest hits including “All the Small Things,” “Adam’s Song,” and “What’s My Age Again?”