"If You’re Gonna Take a Chance, Take a Chance With Me” Tom DeLonge’s Comes Back Strong With New Single.
Tom DeLonge has been a staple in the alternative and pop punk scene for damn near 3 decades now. His voice is something that me and so many other people grew up on. From humble beginnings to stadiums shows in Blink 182. Having success in other bands like Box Car Racer and Angels and Airwaves. His voice is instantly recognizable, and you can’t help feeling nostalgia from the first note.
Recently he released music for the first time since 2016. With the release of the single “Rebel Girl” it looks as though the pop punk legend is ready to take over the scene once again. The song will instantly put you in mind of the 2006 album “ We Don’t Need To Whisper”. With heavy synth and classic Tom octave chords you won’t be able to stop yourself from dancing.
The lyrics have a charm and endearing theme , and the melody will having you humming the song all day. It’s a refreshing sound in a scene that seems to be taking the same lane and sound. It’s a beautifully done take to falling in love. Something I feel like everyone can relate too.
Tom has been sited as taking a lot of influence from Radiohead and Pink Floyd, and its clearly evident in this jam. That being said I think that fans from every genre can take something from. I’m just happy Tom is making music that makes him happy. It really shows with the emotions cutting through the track.
I personally can’t wait to see where Tom goes from here. I hope he never stops evolving in his songwriting, because if he does ( even for a man who has achieved a lot) the sky is the absolute limit. Keep an eye out for the album’s release and the impending tour he’s doing. It’s going to be a busy year for Mr. DeLonge.