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divaTunes: ‘Up All Night’ Blink 182

Blink 182 promised fans new music for the past two years and now, we can finally hear a finished product.  “Up All Night” is the band’s first official single in almost seven years and while it has elements of their sound from the 90’s/early 2000’s, this is definitely a new Blink for the 21st century.  In an email to MTV News, lead singer Mark Hoppus explains the song’s progress over the past two years:

” ‘Up All Night’ was the first song that we started writing when the band got back together.  The foundation of the song remains largely the same as when we first began, but over the past two years, as we’ve been recording others songs, coming back to this one, working on something else, coming back to this song, it’s gotten harder and heavier than its original incarnation.”

“Initially the chorus had much more air. It was a lofty, synth-y chorus, but we wanted the first song that people heard to be much more of a rocker. We changed a bunch of the instrumentation, recorded heavier guitars and bass, and Tom [DeLonge] wrote the progression that the guitars take on in the chorus.  Then Travis [Barker] took it over and the drums really solidified the rock element of the track. The half-time intro of the last section was all him, and I think punctuates the song very well.”

The song has gotten rave reviews since its release yesterday and the band couldn’t be happier:

“I’m so glad to finally have new music out, and cannot believe how well it has been received.  [Our website] crashed out several times, my Google-plus account crashed out twice, and blink-182 was a top trending topic worldwide. Totally amazing. Now, I can’t wait for the album itself to be released.”

Take a listen. Are you feeling “Up All Night?”





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