I was straight up consumed by 13RW Friday and Saturday. My house could've been on fire and I wouldn't have been phased. During that binge I was able to take a break and hear the latest from Blink-182 and the 1975, as they both debuted Friday too. Both quickly took an immediate back seat in my brain as I sought to find out who killed Bryce Walker. I sort of hated myself (more than usualolol) for feeling somewhat sympathetic towards him just like the damn writers want me to. FTR I don't, I'm glad he and someone else are Netflix dead.
Now is your turn to be exposed to this opposite of ASMR that is "People" by the 1975.
This song almost made my ears throw up during the first listen. It confronts you immediately. I nearly turned it off, but god damnit it's starting to grow on me. When you finally make out what a weave-wearing Matt Healy is saying it's actually profound. I definitely am more of an 80's sounding 1975 guy. It's hard to believe this is the same band that gave us "Chocolate" or "The Sound".
The hardcore, distorted, warehouse rave sound for sure isn't my first choice and I still don't fuck with the distorted yell-singing at the 2:10ish mark at all. It's not for dozo. Ruins the song for me. If you like it, cool. To each their own.
The 1975 don't get too comfortable with one sound and are clearly willing to experiment. Proving once and for all that they are NOT a pop band. They take risks which I can appreciate. Still one of my favorite bands. Their music actually says something... unlike Imagine Dragons.
Then there's the Willie Mays in 1973 World Series past their prime mash-up spectacular by the summer tour duo that nobody asked for in Blink-182 and Lil Wayne's What's My Age Again/ A Milli.
This song really bummed me the fuck out. It's God awful and completely unneeded. I guess is they felt like they had to put out some sort of song to do together on the last leg of this tour? I wouldn't be shocked if they just picked name of songs out of a hand. We could of just as easily gotten First Date/ Mrs. Officer.
I like millions of other people still don't understand this whole tour. Why? Blink-182 with Lil Wayne in 2019 makes about as much sense as the Jonas Brothers going on tour with Slayer. It's like the Wayweather-Pacquiao of music coming way too late in both's careers.
You can really tell Mark is getting older in the vocals. It's okay, it's life, it happens. Tom Brady doesn't throw the ball 70 yards anymore & still won the Super Bowl. He still has it. But this song is just straight cheddar cheesy bro. Seeing this whole Matt Skiba Blink-182 thing breaks my heart. Blink-182 is not Blink-182 with Tom Delonge. Plain and simple. Two transcendent songs mashed together does not equal success imo. Normally I love cross-genre covers and weird mashups but this really just left a bad taste in my mouth.
I feel bad shitting on a band that has meant so much to me throughout my life, but I'm also not in the business of pretending I like stuff that I don't. Clearly Mark doesn't forget the shit blink has gotten over the years. I still find it hard to believe people hated I Miss You.
This topic really got my new twitter buzzing.
To me it's no contest. Blink and Weezy take the title of worst new song of the weekend. I'm sorry Mark and Travis. What do you think?