Los Angeles

Album: California (2016)


  • With references to specific LA locations including Mulholland Drive, this track paints a picture of the City of Angels. Producer John Feldmann told Fuse: "We talked about all of us coming from San Diego, for the most part, or at least spending a lot of time in San Diego, Travis (Barker, Drums) from Riverside and then Laguna [Beach] to all of us now living in Los Angeles and what the city means to us."
  • The song references the demolition of the Sixth Street bridge on January 27, 2016.

    Listen to the sound as they bomb the Sixth Street Bridge

    Feldmann said: "The Sixth Street Bridge downtown was getting blown up or torn down when we were writing this song. It felt very timely. Blink has never been a political band but touching on what happens when you live in a big city, life here is different from life growing up in the suburbs."
  • According to Feldmann, the band originally intended that the album would be named after this song and it would be the lead single, "because it's so dark and heavy and rebellious for what Blink fans were maybe expecting." In the end they plumped for "Bored To Death" as the first single and California as the album title.
  • Guitarist and co-vocalist Matt Skipa (from NME): "This was their first kind of departure from what people think of when they think of Blink - but in a great way. It has this real grit and grind."


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