Blink-182 Announce They Are Working on New Album
Blink-182 returned after a nearly decade-long hiatus, releasing Neighborhoods. While Neighborhoods showed that the pop-punk band behind Enema of the State had grown up, was it the last release for the trio? According to a statement Mark Hoppus made to NME, Blink-182 plan to enter the studio soon.
Hoppus said to the magazine: "Early next week I go back to Los Angeles to record an iTunes session for Blink-182, and we're starting to write the new record right now."
But don’t expect a release anytime soon. If you can recall, Blink-182 have an Australian tour scheduled, and they won’t get back to the studio until that trek is over. Hoppus said: "We're going to tour Australia in February with Blink... [so the] proper tour and the new album probably won't happen for about a year."
Hoppus, additionally, discussed new music released over the past summer, stating that the past few months had few good singles or albums. He, however, endorsed electronic duo Matt & Kim and Mumford and Sons’ latest release.
Neighborhoods dropped in September 2011 and was a departure from their previous upbeat sound and antics. In fact, its opening single “After Midnight” hinted at a darker turn for the band, one accented by serious lyrics, a darker tone, and even subtle electronic sounds.
Which sound do you prefer – Blink’s “All The Small Things” days or their more mature outlook? Which would you like for Neighborhoods’ follow-up?
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