It's been a busy year for Blink-182. In addition to playing their classic LP Enema Of the State across an occasionally tumultuous co-headlining tour with Lil Wayne, they've been rolling out single-after-single in anticipation of their new studio album Nine (Sept. 20). Today (Sept. 6) they shared the fifth advance track, "I Really Wish I Hated You."
The anthemic rocker features bassist Mark Hoppus singing lead on the verses and chorus, with guitarist Matt Skiba coming in to take the reins in the final seconds.
Aside from the band members and their regular production and songwriting partner John Feldmann, the new song features an array of notable co-writers. There's Ali Tamposi, who's been behind the scenes of numerous pop hits over the past decade, including Camila Cabello and Young Thug's "Havana" and Justin Bieber and DJ Snake's "Let Me Love You." In a similar vein, there's Nathan Perez, who helped co-write Ariana Grande's "Imagine." And finally, there's Andrew Watt, a frequent Post Malone collaborator who's served as Post's touring guitarist and appears throughout his new LP, Hollywood's Bleeding. Including the guitar solo on this track alongside one Ozzy Osbourne.
Nine follows 2016's California, which topped the Billboard 200 and was the band's first album to feature vocalist-guitarist Matt Skiba in place of original member Tom DeLonge.
Check out the lyric video for "I Really Wish I Hated You" below.