Well this is unexpected.
The track in question is actually a familiar one; ‘I Really Wish I Hated You’ off Blink’s 2019 album NINE. However, this unreleased version features Hannah Montana herself on guesties.
We only found out about the doomed collab when a version of the tune feat. Cyrus surfaced online, prompting many fans to presume it was a big fat phony.
However, main man Mark Hoppus himself has sinced confirmed its legitimacy in a recent Twitch stream.
In response to a fan Q about the mysterious collab, Hoppus stammers “Huh. Did it leak?” channeling a bit of a bit of a deer-in-the-headlights vibe.
“I will be right back and we’ll talk about this,” he continues. “I don’t know what the story is with… well I know exactly what the story is with the Miley Cyrus’s version of ‘I Really Wish I Hated You’. But I did not realise that it was in the world. So I am trying to find out answers.”
Later on in the stream he was asked about it again, and confirmed the track’s existence.
“She sang on a version of ‘I Really Wish I Hated You’ and apparently it leaked,” Hoppus said.
Sadly the full track has not been released yet & it’s currently unclear if it ever will be… but you can listen to the leaked snippet — along with the original — below!
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This is incredible. Apparently, there is a version of I Really Wish I Hated You with Miley Cyrus of all people sharing vocal duties. This requires further explanation. Some of you might remember that in several interviews blink-182 stated that this song was the hardest one to complete on NINE and went through about five different iterations. It is possible that at a certain point during the recording process Miley Cyrus was involved in some capacity. In fact, this song was produced by Andrew Watt and Ali Tamposi, two household names in the pop scene who are behind some of the top hits you hear on the radio everyday and who have reportedly collaborated with Miley Cyrus on her upcoming album. That being said, it is hard to determine whether blink-182 actually considered having Miley Cyrus as a guest vocalist on a track or this snippet is fake in the sense that Watt and Tamposi initially brought the idea for I Really Wish I Hated You to Miley Cyrus and only later to blink-182 and this is just Miley’s demo layered on blink’s song. #blink182 #blink182italia
Mark confirmed that Miley Cyrus sang on an unreleased version of I Really Wish I Hated You.
— blink-182 Italia (@blink182italia) April 13, 2020