Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker says that they’re almost done with their upcoming eighth studio album, and he says that it’s made for fans of their self-titled 2003 LP.
“I’m really excited because we’re about 70 percent finished with our album,” Barker told Billboard. “I feel like this is the closest we’ve come to something like [2003’s] Blink-182 since that album, which is one of my favourite Blink albums by far.”
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The iconic drummer explained that, while their latest albums re-established the band and gave fans what they want and expect from Blink-182, they’re moving toward playing with a new sound. “Now that we got that out of our system naturally, we’re not writing like that this time. It’s more experimental,” Barker explained. “With this album we’re re-establishing new songs, new rhythms, new ideas.”
Barker went on to explain that the tracks on the new album don’t feel like anything Blink has ever done before, and although there is no release date yet, the drummer guesses that fans can expect the new album in April, May, or June.