There’s a contradiction at the core of Blink-182‘s new song “Misery” that’s pretty essential to the feeling of depression and the sense of longing that arrives when you’re at your most despicable.
In the song’s chorus, Mark Hoppus and Matt Skiba proclaim “misery loves company” before the crashing counter point “I don’t need anyone” challenges that desperate vantage. Perhaps its a defense mechanism, perhaps it’s the truth.
The track will be featured on the upcoming expanded edition of Blink’s 2016 album California, which will feature 11 new songs and an acoustic version of the set’s previous single “Bored to Death.” It will be released May 19.
For anyone not listening closely to “Misery,” the band released it with a lyric video to help fans grasp the depths of the total bummer break up anthem it is, joining the beloved pop-punk band’s select oeuvre of more emo tracks.
Watch the “Misery” lyric video here:
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