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Mark Hoppus just updated fans on the upcoming blink-182 album and when fans might be able to expect it.

Hoppus said to ABC Radio that the band is trying out something new with their song structures when writing the follow up to 2016’s California.

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“We’re trying to get away from picking up an acoustic guitar and starting a song that way,” he said. “We’ve been writing songs based around beats that Travis (Barker) has come up with, or maybe just a keyboard line or one little guitar riff and building around that.”

He also said the band is aiming for an early summer release. This lines up with Barker’s previous statements that the record would be out by the time the band hit the Warped Tour 25th anniversary show’s stage in Atlantic City.

Hoppus also discussed a bit about what it was like to work with producer Pharrell Williams on one of the upcoming songs.

“He brought an idea for a track that we worked on for a couple days that is very immediate, happy, punk-inspired, sing-along happy punk rock,” he said. We can’t wait to hear what that could mean.

This is not the only recent clues we’ve gotten from Hoppus about the upcoming LP. He said the album may go in some “completely weird directions.” He also stated that he hopes to guide the anticipated eighth album into artistic territory akin to the band’s untitled 2003 full-length, an album where musical experimentation first consumed the outfit.

“After playing in this band for 27 years, I want to push it and do different things and take blink to places where we haven’t been before,” Hoppus explains. “We’re really trying to do that on the new record. We want to do with our band what we did in 2003 with Untitled, where we take our foundations and go off in completely weird directions.”

Hoppus isn’t the only bandmate teasing us about the LP, Barker recently gave a little sneak peak as well. Barker sustained an ankle injury, and took to Instagram to share a snippet of potential new music from the trio.

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blink-182 studio life.

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Left foot still works 👌🏻

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While you’re waiting for all this new blink-182 music, you can listen to Hoppus’ new project with All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth, Simple Creatures. They just released their first 6-track EP Strange Love, which you can purchase here and listen to below.  

What do you think about Hoppus’ statements about the upcoming blink-182 record? Sound off in the comments below!

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