Blink 182 reveal eye-catching artwork, set to drop summer EP song 'Quarantine' touted to be a 'fan-favorite'

Although the song 'Quarantine' was originally supposed to be released in May, the release date was later postponed


                            Blink 182 reveal eye-catching artwork, set to drop summer EP song 'Quarantine' touted to be a 'fan-favorite'
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The legendary pop-punk trio, Blink 182, recently announced that they would be releasing a new song, 'Quarantine', on Friday, August 7, and this revelation will surely thrill their legions of fans. The energetic trio currently comprises Mark Hoppus on bass and vocals, Travis Barker on drums and Matt Skiba on guitars and vocals (founding member Tom Delonge departed in 2014).

It was recently confirmed that they have an upcoming EP that is set to release this summer which means it could drop anytime in the coming weeks. Although the song 'Quarantine' was originally supposed to be released in May, the release date was later postponed for unspecified reasons. But recently, the band whetted the appetite of fans with a quick announcement on their Instagram and Twitter accounts. The caption for their latest post, dated Wednesday, August 5, read: "100 likes/RTs and we release this song Friday #Quarantine." The update was accompanied by the eye-catching artwork for their new unreleased single which depicts a sex doll with pink and blonde hair, a leather-studded choker, smeared makeup and "crappy punk rock" scrawled across it. Naturally, excited fans responded with comments like, "10,000 likes and you release it today." Another longtime listener posted, "We need this. Thank you Blink," while another user said: "Finally! Can't wait, so stoked!" You can check out the post below.



 

 

Most fans were over the moon with this announcement, because this means that we get to see something fresh from Blink 182 since the 'Happy Days' stay-at-home music video graced our screens back in April. That song was taken from their well-received last album, 'Nine', which released in 2019 last year and debuted at No.3 on the Billboard 200 chart. Prior to that, their previous album, 'California', had debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart back in 2016, only the second time that Blink 182 had achieved this milestone. Although all three members of the band have been busy with their respective side projects, it was only a matter of time before they gifted their fans with some new compositions. As we all know, Barker is no stranger to hard work, and he has been seen belting the skins in his signature fashion with hip-hop stars like Post Malone and Machine Gun Kelly during the recent quarantine period. Speaking of which, Blink 182's new song, 'Quarantine', certainly implies that we're going to hear the band's thoughts on the current state of affairs in our socially distanced world which is still limping back to normalcy in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.



 

 

Speaking to MTV last month in July, Barker confirmed that their new EP was set to release soon. “We’re wrapping up what we think will be an EP that hopefully will be out by the end of summer,” Barker revealed. “There’s a song called ‘Quarantine’ that’s gonna come out really, really soon. It’ll be a Blink favorite. It’ll be like all our fan favorites. It’s incredible.” The band's producer, John Feldmann, had also previously revealed that the band was returning to an old-school sound. "The songs we have been working on have been super classic Blink and I can’t be more excited," he told Rock Sound. "With 'Nine' the band wanted to experiment with a bunch of different sounds and programming and push the envelope forwards. They didn’t just want to remake 'California', which I totally understand as artists not wanting to just redo an album that was so successful for them."



 

 

Speaking of successful, Barker also revealed that Blink 182 has a Juice WRLD song in the works which was recorded before the talented rapper sadly passed away last year. “There’s a Blink/Juice collaboration that hasn’t come out yet but it’s about to. I think it’ll come out on a Blink project,” he said. "We just got in and did that song together. It didn’t make the last album, but I think it’s going to live on in a couple of other places. It’s amazing. I’m just thankful that there’s more Juice music coming out.” So there's a lot to look forward to from Blink 182 this summer!

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