Tom DeLonge and Illenium share collaborative single ‘Paper Thin’
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Tom DeLonge and Illenium share collaborative single ‘Paper Thin’

Illenium called DeLonge “one of my favourite artists ever”

By Patrick Clarke

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Illenium and Tom DeLonge CREDIT: Getty

Tom DeLonge and Illenium’s collaborative single ‘Paper Thin’ has arrived.

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The track sees DeLonge take lead vocals on a mellow and melancholy verse, which are then distorted as it reaches a thumping EDM chorus.

“Paper Thin was really a dream project for me,” Illenium said. “I got to collaborate with one of my favourite artists ever, Tom DeLonge. I feel like it has the nostalgic pop-punk vibes but also really incorporates my sound. I think the blend sounds amazing and I’m so stoked with how this one turned out!”

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The collaboration, credited to Illenium, DeLonge, and also the latter’s band Angels And Airwaves, was first announced last week along with its apocalyptic-themed artwork.

This comes after it was revealed earlier this month that DeLonge will be making his directorial debut with the film Monsters of California, which has been described as a “coming of age adventure with a science fiction twist”.

As well as directing and co-producing the film, DeLonge co-wrote its script with Ian Miller and will also be writing and performing original music for its soundtrack. The movie draws on the musician’s well-documented passion for UFOs and aliens.







Angels And Airwaves, meanwhile, released their latest single ‘All That’s Left Is Love’ in April. Proceeds from the track went to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

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Back in May, DeLonge said he would definitely play with Blink-182 again in the future but the group have got to “figure out the timing”.

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