Blink-182 Drops Nostalgic New Song "Blame It On My Youth"
By Taylor Fields
May 8, 2019
Blink-182 is getting retrospective on their brand new single "Blame It On My Youth," which is the first taste of what's to come from the band's forthcoming new album.
On "Blame It On My Youth," blink-182's Mark Hoppus and Matt Skiba get nostalgic as they sing about how they grew up. In the first verse, Hoppus sings, "I wasn’t born with the rich blood/ I started out with plenty of nothing at all/ I got stuck in the thick mud/ The flash flood, punk rock, and the alcohol."
Skiba follows in the chorus with, "You can never kill my high/ I’m the ink and you’re the headline/ Blame it on, blame it on my youth /Blame it on, blame it on my youth/ You can never block my shine/ I've been lost since 1999/ Blame it on, blame it on my youth/ Blame it on, blame it on my youth."
No word yet on when a new blink-182 album will officially drop, but the forthcoming release will follow their 2016 album California (the band's first with Matt Skiba who replaced Tom DeLonge in 2015). But as for what fans can expect, Hoppus had revealed to Kerrang! in a previous interview, "After playing in this band for 27 years, I want to push it and do different things and take blink to places where we haven’t been before. We're really trying to do that on the new record. We want to do with our band what we did in 2003 with Untitled, where we take our foundations and go off in completely weird directions."
"Blame It On My Youth" also follows the band's release of a their mashup with Lil Wayne, combining two of their biggest hits "What's My Age Again?" and "A Milli." The mashup was in support of their recently-announced co-headlining North American tour with the rapper, which kicks off at the end of June and wraps up in mid September.
Listen to blink-182's new single "Blame It On My Youth" above.