They premiered the track on Beats 1 with Zane Lowe. They also talked about how much fun they’ve been having making music outside of their regular gigs.
“Fun part has been just getting in the studio with no expectation and no weight on our shoulders and no idea of what we wanted to do and finding out what that was all about and just getting weird sounds and enjoying doing it,” Hoppus said.
They talked about the “Adrenaline” vibe and how they used it to figure out what the project should sound like.
“This is the first fully up-tempo song we wrote for the project. We kind of shied away from the feel and the vibe, I think, given that anything fast or super energetic suddenly felt like we were stepping into too much of familiar territory,” Hoppus said.
“But this is the first time we kind of wrapped our heads around it and figured out how to do it in the land of ‘Simple Creatures’. And it kind of, it mixes a bit of that new-wavy ’80s synth driven feel with something very gritty and modern and dirty, which was kind of the ethos of the entire project,” he continued.
You can listen to the new song “Adrenaline” below.
The band also recently announced their first live shows, which you can check out a list of dates below and grab tickets for here. They’ll also be hitting the stage at Download Festival in June.
03/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Ballroom
03/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Midway
03/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Warehouse on Watts
04/01 – New York, NY @ Public Arts
04/03 – London, U.K. @ The Hangar
06/14-16 – Donington Park, U.K. @ Download Festival
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