Darkside (Blink-182 song)

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Single by Blink-182
from the album Nine
ReleasedJuly 26, 2019 (2019-07-26)
Producer(s)John Feldmann
Blink-182 singles chronology
"Happy Days"
"I Really Wish I Hated You"

"Darkside" is a song recorded by American rock band Blink-182. The song was released on July 26, 2019 through Columbia Records, as the fourth single from the band's eighth studio album Nine. It was written by bassist Mark Hoppus, drummer Travis Barker, and guitarist Matt Skiba, as well as producer John Feldmann.


Jacob Neisewander of The Observer described "Darkside", alongside "Pin the Grenade", as the "superior pop-punk jams" on Nine.[1] Andrew Sacher of BrooklynVegan felt that the song heavily leaned on post-punk.[2] Mike DeWald of Riff Magazine noted that the song contains "alt-rock and atmospheric aspects".[3]


"Darkside" was released on July 26, 2019.[4]

Music video[edit]

The official music video for "Darkside" premiered on August 28, 2019.[5] In the clip, the trio perform at an elementary school, surrounded by children performing dance moves from the online video game Fortnite. Everybody in the video is shown wearing red collar shirts. The band promoted the video on social media with the tagline "Here's a video for Darkside with a bunch of kids doing dances we don't know."

The video was poorly received by a large number of fans, who questioned the target audience of Blink-182 as a whole, and felt confused by the video's direction.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download
  1. "Darkside" – 3:00


Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[6]



  • Chris Feldmann – art direction, design
  • Mark Rubbo – CGI and neon design
  • RISK – title



Chart (2019) Peak
US Hot Rock & Alternative Songs (Billboard)[7] 7


  1. ^ Moster, Jim; Neisewander, Jacob. "Disc(ord): Blink-182's 'Nine'". The Observer. Retrieved June 6, 2023.
  2. ^ Sacher, Andrew (September 19, 2019). "review: on 'Nine,' blink-182 swore they'd be better than the last time". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved June 5, 2023.
  3. ^ DeWald, Mike (September 16, 2019). "Album Review: Blink-182 finds maturity through evolution on 'NINE'". Riff Magazine. Retrieved June 6, 2023.
  4. ^ Kaufman, Gil (July 26, 2019). "Blink-182 Happily Plunge Into the 'Darkside' On New Track: Listen". Billboard. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Darus, Alex (August 28, 2019). "blink-182 have a punk-rock pep rally in "Darkside" video". Alternative Press. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  6. ^ NINE (liner notes). Blink-182. US: Columbia Records. 2019. 19075963222.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)