's Mark Hoppus
recently spoke about his band's new album, their first since reuniting. The bassist/singer said that the album's sound will be expansive
and deal with some of the darker things in the band members' lives (such as the deaths of producer Jerry Finn and friends DJ AM and Chris Baker).
We've gone through a lot of really heavy stuff over the past few years. ... There's plenty of heavy stuff to write about,
I think in moments it will [be dark]. We're still just barely getting into the whole writing process. We have about three or four songs done. I wouldn't say it's going to be a dark record; I think it's really an expansive record. There's stuff that sounds like what we were doing on the last Blink record, and there's stuff that sounds like what we were doing 10 years ago and stuff that we've never done before.
Hoppus also said that the band, who released their previous record in 2004, will tour behind the new album, due next year.
There's going to be a new record, tours, the whole deal,
he said. We're in the studio pounding it out right now, and it's going really good. It's been so great to be back in the studio with Tom [Delonge] and Travis [Barker] creating a new album. We can't wait to get it out there.
Thanks for the report to Bryan Wawzenek