After coming to terms with the fact that he is no longer with Blink-182, Tom DeLonge announced his first-ever solo album, To the Stars … Demos, Odds and Ends, comprised of leftover sketches and demos originally intended for his original band. Those who pre-ordered the record were promised new tracks every two weeks, and today the first of those songs has come online.
“New World” is a melodic little pop punk number with a heavy mix that features lyrics DeLonge could have conceivably written post-separation with his former bandmates. “So 17 again,” he sings, “I can hear the belling tower/ I will be devoured/ Follow me to the witching hour.” Check it out below.
To the Stars … is due out April 21st. Pre-orders are on now through DeLonge’s website.