Blink-182 have shared their first single since the departure of Tom DeLonge.
The track, entitled ‘Bored To Death’, sees Alkaline Trio man Matt Skiba take DeLonge’s place in a recorded format for the first time, with Skiba having previously stepped into the fold for live shows.
The band confirmed plans to release the single during this month in March, with an album rumoured to be called ‘California’ expected to follow later this year
The single marks the first new recording by the band since 2011’s ‘Neighbourhoods’.
Stream the new track below:
Mark Hoppus is expected to be the lead vocalist on the majority of new material, with Skiba in a backup roll. The band have promised that tour dates are also on the horizon. While there is no confirmed date for the album, but it is expected in 2016.
Producer John Feldmann, meanwhile, has reassured fans that the band are still the same at their core, speaking about the upcoming album. “Tom and Mark really were a pair of lead singers, but Mark sings a lot of people’s favourite songs,” he said.
“The guys aren’t 23 anymore, they’re dads now, so they’re no longer writing songs about poo and that kind of stuff. But there’s still got to be a sense of humour to it; it’s got to be fun and funny, but also age appropriate. There’s got to be growth on the album and there is.”
“It sounds fucking great and I’m just so excited to have people hear it. I’d say it’s one of the best records I’ve ever made in my life,” he concluded.