Blink-182 have released a 49 second track titled ‘Generational Divide’ and it’s basically a f**k you to haters who don’t like the new Blink direction.
The new track is fast, a Travis Barker specialty and ironically enough, has some old-school Blink-182 vibes. The second verse features lyrics, “All I needed was a lifeline / We swore we’d be better than the last time / Donate, tell me that you’re all right / I’m not the generational divide”.
Heavy music fans being outraged that their favourite bands are changing their sound is a tale as old as time but how good are the songs that follow. Trophy Eyes’ ‘You Can Count On Me’, Bring Me The Horizon’s ‘Heavy Metal’, and now, Blink-182’s ‘Generational Divide’ — perfect.
‘Generational Divide’ is the second single off of the upcoming Blink-182 album, following ‘Blame It On My Youth’. Listen to it down below.
In an interview, Mark Hoppus said the new album will be “a lot more aggressive” and “darker in theme and tone”.
“If you like California to Enema Of The State then this album is more like the untitled record where we are trying to experiment more: trying to experiment more, trying different sounds, and trying to expand upon what people think Blink-182 is,” he told Alt Press.