AestheticMagazineToronto– In a pair of new interviews from the 2016 Musink Music Festival, drummer Travis Barker has confirmed that the new Blink-182 album is finished, and that fans could expect a new single within the next two months, along with a summer tour, which is set to be announced within the next six weeks.
On working with producer John Feldmann, Barker said that it felt similar to working with the band’s long-time producer Jerry Finn, who died in 2008.
“We never worked with a producer outside of Jerry Finn,” Barker said, “so when we got in to record this album, I somehow got back in touch with John and then he was like ‘man, we gotta catch up and have lunch or dinner’, and then we did, and then I was like ‘you should be working on the Blink album’, and literally the next day we were in the studio, and it has been a crazy three and a half or four weeks.”
In the studio, the band scrapped all of the 16 originally written songs and started fresh on a new batch that Barker described as “the best material we’ve written or put out in years”. Barker elaborated that the band worked 15-20 hour days during the recording process.
This is awesome. I understand its been like 20 years since the bands initial releases, but I doubt the flame is out in any of these guys. I’m not a diehard fan by any means so the album has me excited, but the summer tour sounds the most enticing. Yeah they’ll include a few of their new songs in their setlist to sell the album, but other than that the concert could be a top event this summer. Summer 09, freshmen year seeing Blink for their reunion tour at the Comcast Center– still to this day one of the best shows I’ve ever been to. Sneaking in with crowds of people, absolutely pouring rain, people mud sliding down the lawn, making out, and listening to Blink just putting on an electric show. I remember everyone’s phones ended up soaked and their clothes ruined but no one cared- partly because iphones weren’t a thing and everyone’s EnV’s were shiting the bed anyways. Tour dates come out in a couple weeks and the album should drop in a couple months… stay posted!