Review: Blink-182’s “Wildfire”

By Zoe Miguel-Nixon

Listen to “Wildfire” here

“The underdogs came home.” The last line of the new Blink tune rings so true. As the band describes it, it combines the best of “Enema of the State” and “California”, giving it the classic Blink-182 touch of rebellion with lyrics like, “I don’t forget, I don’t forgive, I’ll never change the way I live, I always fought the urge to fall in line.” Yet, keeping in tune with the growing up done in California, they show a maturity of owning up to mistakes while fighting the thought and inevitability of getting older. It’s a track that could’ve fit right in with the original release of “California”. It has the catchiness of a concert shout-along and, of course, the highlighting of Travis Barker’s drumming skills. Hoppus and Skiba mesh voices extremely well on the track. Overall, it doesn’t reinvent the wheel of the genre, but nonetheless, it’s what you expect from the group and it’s a good song, especially for the days when you feel like you’re going through the motions.

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