Travis Barker is a busy, busy, man.
As NME reports, the drummer confirmed yesterday via his Instagram that a new Blink 182 album will come out in 2016. The drummer also detailed a number of other projects that he’ll be working with in the near future including At The Drive In, work with Antemasque, two new EPs with Transplants and even a solo album.
Though some fans are uneasy about Blink’s potential. The band’s former co-singer and guitar player Tom Delonge left the band recently after refusing to come to the studio and record. Delonge has since been replaced by Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba.
“Matt’s killing it,” Barker said. “He’s fun to play with and write with. We’re just getting started but I think we’ve got, like, four or five songs right now that I’m really, really happy with. There’s a song called ‘Punk Rock Cliché’, which I love the most right now. It’s about friends of ours and their relationships.”
On the inevitable new sound, Barker explains: “they sound different but still the same. Obviously, it’s Matt Skiba singing so there’s hints of Alkaline Trio, or at least Matt’s contributions to Alkaline Trio, mixed with my drumming and Mark’s voice and stuff. It’s really cool and I really love what we’ve done so far.”
“The goal here is to come up with an album and just write,” he continues. “We don’t put a limit on how many songs we’re gonna write. [We just] write a bunch of songs and when we feel like there’s an album ready, there’s an album ready. You know, no pressure, no deadlines.”
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