As die-hard Blink 182 fans, it’s hard for us to imagine a world without Tom DeLonge. Or a world where not every Blink album sounds like Enema of the State. Nevertheless, the world isn’t fair, and things change. Bands progress, and original longtime members leave. We’ve decided that it’s officially been long enough, and we fully accept Matt Skiba as our own. And though not always easy, we are also learning to appreciate musical growth and changing sound. That’s exactly what Blink 182’s new single “I Really Wish I Hated You” is. Different. And guess what? We don’t hate it. In fact, we LOVE it.
Sure, their fifth single to be featured on their newest album NINE may be a bit more mainstream than what we are used to, but it’s super freakin’ catchy! Lyrically, it’s fire. Who doesn’t like a semi-angsty getting-over-a-breakup song? With lyrics like “A little drunk, waiting on your phone call, a little numb maybe I can’t feel at all”, how can we not find it relatable? As for the chorus, not only do we get Hoppus and Skiba in perfect harmony, but it pops you a swift one right in your feelings. Cuz’ we’ve all been there, whether we are ready to admit it or not.
Additionally, it instrumentally rocks. Can we seriously name a more impeccable drummer than Travis Barker? We don’t think so! Mark and Matt make us want to play this track on repeat with a union as melodic as this one. They make such a perfect pairing that it could make even peanut butter and jelly jealous.
Blink 182 The Veterans of Pop-Punk
We can’t help but continually support Blink, considering they are one of the OGs (original gangsters, for you youngins’) of pop-punk. With much appreciated mentoring of bands Neck Deep, 5SOS, and many more they have made quite a mark on the genre outside of their own releases, and we are eternally grateful. These veterans of pop-punk consistently release hit after hit making the anticipation of their new album all time high!
Stream the new single any way you can! Try to catch them as they wrap up their tour with Lil’ Wayne, and be sure to pick up their new record on September 20th! We’ll see you soon for a full review post-release.
Words: Danielle King | Header Image: Blink 182 on Instagram