So…blink-182 has come out with a new song, “Boxing Day,” off of their new holiday EP, Dogs Eating Dogs. Always exciting news for me when there is a new blink song.
That being said, the song is pretty mundane. Not bad…just kind of forgettable.
It’s a song to drive and not pay attention to. A good background song – not powerful or groundbreaking. It desperately wants to be heartbreaking, but unfortunately, the most you can say is that it’s kind of a bummer. There is a dreary tone, and the emo kid in me is all about a downer Xmas song, but it just kind of drones on to the point where you find yourself thinking about your grocery list (or am I just really A.D.D.?).
I will say that I do think that it is more “blink-sounding” than most of Neighborhoods was, which bodes well for future releases. It looks like Mark and Tom have finally found their middle ground (hopefully…I don’t want to hear any more AVA-wannabe songs), and I am excited for what’s coming.
P.S. Really like Travis’ lil drum solo at 3:19. Might actually make the end my favorite part of the song. Go figure.
Emily is an over-enthusiastic lover of music, books, movies, fashion, and culture in general. Her love of music spans across all genres (what is a genre anymore? she waxes poetic to herself), though she was nursed on true punk and will never understand “redneck country” music – tractors are not and cannot be sexy. Emily currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and considers herself to be a great wit, though she is still waiting on validation from a credible source.
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