Angels and Airwaves channel the Beach Boys with ‘Kiss and Tell’

Surprise!

Angels and Airwaves have released a brand new song.

On Thursday (Aug. 29), the Tom DeLonge-fronted band unleashed heir second new song of the year. Titled “Kiss and Tell,” the latest track comes a day after the band kicked off their much-anticipated comeback tour. According to DeLonge, the song was inspired by the Beach Boys.

“The beginning of the song is really an ode to the Beach Boys,” the musician reveals.

“It opens with three-part harmonies to create an introduction with multi-dimensionality. We wanted to create a sound that had electronic elements right alongside classic rock and pop-punk melodic structures.  Lyrically, this song is specifically about balancing on the edge of a razor blade. Doing something you’re not supposed to be doing, and although you might die while doing it, it’s still very much keeping you feeling alive.”

Listen to “Kiss and Tell” above.

While the act has been mum about a new studio album, fans are hopeful that both “Kiss and Tell” and previously-released “Rebel Girl” will find a home on the group’s sixth studio album. Angel and Airwaves last full-length record was 2014’s The Dream Walker, and in 2017, they released We Don’t Need to Whisper Acoustic – EP.

Last night, the four-piece made their triumphant return to the stage after seven years. Taking the stage at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, California, their 22-song setlist included classic AVA songs, some blink-182 (“I Miss You,” “Aliens Exist”) and Boxcar Racer (“There Is”) covers as well as the live debut of six new tracks.

Angels and Airwaves full tour itinerary can be found here.

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