ABC/Paula LoboBlink-182‘s Travis Barker has revealed when we’ll get to hear material from the band’s forthcoming album.
“April, May or June, if I had to guess,” the drummer tells Billboard. “That’s the target. It’s kind of loose. But I feel like it’s happening right around there.”
As for how the new songs sound, Barker says they remind him of the experimental nature of Blink’s 2003 Untitled album, which spawned the singles “I Miss You” and “Feeling This.”
“The songs on the new album don’t have any brothers or sisters,” Barker explains. “They don’t sound like anything we’ve done before.”
“‘Feeling This’ and ‘I Miss You,’ I really feel like those didn’t sound like anything Blink had touched on before,” he continues. “I just know were doing that again. That’s exciting to me.”
For example, one song on the album, tentatively titled “Paris,” is based on a beat Barker originally made for rapper Juice WRLD.
“Before I ever got in the studio with him, I played it randomly, and [bassist/vocalist] Mark [Hoppus] said, ‘Oh what are you working on?'” Barker remembers. “They were like, ‘Whoa, we really like this.’ And it morphed into a Blink song. It’s probably our favorite right now.”
Blink-182’s most recent album is 2016’s California.
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