Blink-182 Has New Music
“We can expect to hear the first song in April,” reveals Lisa Worden, KROQ’s (KROQ is a Pasadena, California, U.S. alt-rock radio station owned by CBS) Music Director.
Rumors about the release of the single came yesterday when a radio industry website listed the to-be-determined Blink-182 song on a future releases chart. The single will mark the first new music from the band since Neighborhoods, released back in 2011. It’s also the first we’ll hear from the band’s new lineup with Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba.
Lisa Worden was treated to eight new songs when Mark Hoppus stopped by her office. According to Hoppus, the band has recorded nearly 50 songs and is in the process of narrowing them down for the yet-to-be-named album.
“I think any fan of Blink-182 is going to be ecstatic when they hear the music. I really do! It sounds like Blink-182 but it sounds like Blink in 2016. Lyrically it’s clever.” Lisa Worden explains that of the songs she’s heard, it’s primarily Hoppus on vocals with Skiba adding harmonies.
Worden can speak with some authority. The band has played her every Blink-182 album before its release. “The music I heard rocks,” she says. “It sounds like Blink but it’s not anything that we’ve heard before. For fans of the band, they’re going to be super happy with it. It starts with Travis’ unmistakable drumming—it’s just that signature Blink sound—you immediately know who it is.” “As a fan of the band for the last 20 years, I was so happy with what I heard. It was the band I’ve loved all these years.”Blink-182 – Up All Night (from 2011's Neighborhoods)