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blackbear Drops Latest Single “the idea” From His Forthcoming Album in loving memory (New Song is Accompanied by an Official Video Featuring Travis Barker)

blackbear Drops Latest Single “the idea” From His Forthcoming Album in loving memory 

New Song is Accompanied by an Official Video Featuring Travis Barker



(Photo Credit: Daniel Rojas)

Today, multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter, and producer blackbear debuts his highly-anticipated new single, “the idea” via ALAMO/Columbia Records. Executive produced by Travis Barker, the new song serves as preview to blackbear’s latest metamorphosis as he returns to his musical roots with his highly anticipated sixth studio album, in loving memory due later this year. Click HERE to listen.

“the idea” follows blackbear’s leading single “gfy” which includes a feature from long-time creative partner Machine Gun Kelly. The single has garnered over 10.5M+ streams globally and more than 4.4M+ YouTube video views to date.

Directed by Emil Nava, the official video for “the idea”, displays an electric performance between blackbear and Barker as the shots pan between a high-energy desert scene to shifting perspectives of reality within two troubled relationships. Click HERE to watch.

It was after recording “the idea,” blackbear was inspired to create an entire album that gave him that same feeling of nostalgia leaning into his pop-punk and emo beginnings. With in loving memory, he will return to his most authentic self and the music he is passionate about. With the release of new music, blackbear is gearing up to take his show on the road. For more information on his upcoming tour plans visit and sign up for a special announcement coming Monday, July 11.

(Photo Credit: Daniel Rojas)

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ABOUT blackbear: 

Since first crashing onto the scene in the mid-2010s, blackbear has defied all expectations, effortlessly mixing his hedonistic hellraising and maniac humor with deeply heartfelt emotion. Delivering an outrageously catchy hybrid of pop and hip-hop and alt-R&B, the L.A.-based artist has released five studio albums in the last six years alone, including 2019’s magnum opus ANONYMOUS, and 2020’s gold-certified everything means nothing which rose to #15 on the Billboard 200 Chart. The first glimpse at his latest metamorphosis, the fantastically zeitgeisty anthem “hot girl bummer” dropped in August 2019, reaching #5 at Top 40 radio and earning platinum certification from the RIAA—eventually emerging as blackbear’s most successful smash since 2017’s double-platinum “do re mi.”    

Establishing himself as one of the most sought-after artists for collaborations in the industry, blackbear has recently been featured alongside Travis Barker on Avril Lavigne’s newest song, “Love It When You Hate Me,” Machine Gun Kelly’s “make up sex” and All Time Low’s “Monsters” which took home this year’s iHeartRadio Music Award for “Alternative Song of the Year.” In 2021, he collaborated with Machine Gun Kelly on their hit single titled “my ex’s bestfriend” which received the MTV Video Music Award for “Best Alternative Video” and spent multiple weeks #1 at radio.  He’s produced and written hit songs for leading artists in the music industry such as Billie Eilish, Ellie Goulding, Maroon 5, G-Eazy, Justin Bieber, Kane Brown and Charlie Puth.