American pop-punk band Blink-182 are working on the release of their ninth album, and the band’s drummer Travis Barker recently made revelations about the contents of the upcoming album during his visit to the Spotify podcast Rock This with Allison Hagendorf.
Indeed, the band, which formed in 1992, has had a reputation for collaborating with rap artists for a long time and has already amassed a string of hits this way, but the band hasn’t finished surprising their fans yet.
Travis Barker announced that the album was “60% finished”, and revealed a little bit more about the artists who will be featured on the album saying “There’s like a song with Grimes right now that’s really, really cool that I love. There’s a song with Uzi that’s really, really cool that we did with Pharrell”.
However, fans can be reassured that these collaborations with artists of a different musical style is not an attempt by Blink to change genres. Indeed Travis Barker added that, “I mean, it’s not like Blink’s making a Rap song or anything. It’s like bringing Uzi over to our world. So it’s more of a Punk kind of like reggae feeling song”.
“I don’t think Blink will ever be anything but a Pop-Punk band… I mean, that’s who we are and I feel like our fans have kind of journeyed with us when we’ve done songs like ‘Miss You’ or ballads like ‘Adam’s Song”.
The California band is expected to return for their ninth full-length album soon.