Happy Friday, pop-punkers! Blink-182 just dropped another new song.
On Friday (July 26), the California-founded act released the fourth single off their upcoming new studio album. Titled “Darkside,” the song sounds a lot like a poppier version of Alkaline Trio, securing Matt Skiba’s position within the longtime band’s updated lineup.
Listen to “Darkside” above.
Earlier this week, the band posted an image on Instagram featuring a blue painted background and the word “Darkside” in neon lights.
The caption read “Friday” and a phone number. Fans were urged to text the number to hear a sneak peek of the new track.
“Darkside” joins previously released singles “Blame It on My Youth,” “Happy Days,” and “Generational Divide” on blink’s upcoming new album. Officially titled NINE, the record is due out Sept. 20. In a confusing twist, the album appears to be blink’s eighth studio effort, though frontman Mark Hoppus has clarified that debate.
“NINE. This is our ninth studio album, as decided by me and Travis,” the musician writes on Reddit.
“Some count Buddha, some not. Some count The Mark, Tom and Travis Show. Some count Dogs Eating Dogs. I’m counting Buddha, Cheshire Cat, Dude Ranch, Enema of the State, Toypaj, Untitled, Neighborhoods, California, and now NINE.”
I guess that put an end to that argument.
Blink-182 are currently on the road on their summertime outing with Lil Wayne and Neck Deep. Earlier this month, the tour made headlines when the rapper revealed to an unsuspecting audience that he may exit the excursion well before its final show.
Taking to social media soon after, Lil Wayne refuted the claim. “Yesterday was krazy! But I want all my fans to know I won’t be quitting this tour!” the rapper posted on Twitter.
“I’m having too much fun with my bros blink-182. Bangor, ME See you tomorrow!”
Tonight, the tour will take over the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Ampitheatre in Tampa. The remaining tour dates can be found here.