A new Blink-182 era will soon begin when the band release new music later this year. While the group continues to record one of the most anticipated albums of 2016, singer and bass player Mark Hoppus shared with the world just how hard he and Blink-182 have been working on new music.
Hoppus posted a photo on Twitter Wednesday of the band — Hoppus, drummer Travis Barker and guitarist Matt Skiba — in the studio along with producer John Feldmann. Hoppus said he spent 14 hours in the studio working on new music. You can see the full tweet below:
In the studio for 14 hours today and drank so much coffee I'll never sleep again. _⌛️_☕️_ pic.twitter.com/pdSVaVxHPr
— Dad (@markhoppus) January 27, 2016
Not many details have been revealed about the new Blink-182 album, but the picture reveals the band is working with Feldmann. Feldmann, who is the singer of Goldfinger, has also worked with All Time Low and 5 Seconds of Summer.
During an interview with California radio station KROQ this month, Barker said the project will be a new chapter for the band and they're going to "make a great album." He added that the new record should be expected at some point this summer and even teased doing some shows after the release.
"There’s tentatively some plans to play shows during summer. Everything will come together and be revealed in due time. It’s gonna be great," Barker said.
The new record will have a much different sound than previous Blink-182 albums. This is because it will be the first album that won't feature the vocals and guitars of Tom DeLonge, who left the band in January 2015. To fill his role on tour dates, Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba played with the band and has since entered the studio with Barker and Hoppus to record new Blink-182 music.
Barker told NME in October 2015 that Skiba was "killing it" with the group and that "he's fun to play and write with." Barker revealed that the band had about four or five songs, including one called "Punk Rock Cliché," which is about friends and their relationships. He described the new album's sound as "different, but the same."
"Obviously, it’s Matt Skiba singing so there’s hints of Alkaline Trio, or at least Matt’s contributions to Alkaline Trio, mixed with my drumming and Mark’s voice and stuff," Barker dished. "It’s really cool and I really love what we’ve done so far."
No official release date for the new album has been announced. Blink-182 last released new music when they put out the EP "Dogs Eating Dogs" in December 2012. Their last full length studio album was "Neighborhoods" in 2011.