Blink-182 has gone hard since reforming. Already they’ve dropped the full-length Neighborhoods and the cheeky Christmastime EP Dogs Eating Dogs but apparently that isn’t enough for the trio.
Tom DeLonge, who has a penchant for leaking information via social media, has done it again using his Instagram profile to confirm they’re back in the studio. The post doesn’t give away too much, but it’s sure as hell enough to get the internet abuzz with might be next from the power pop band.
An image of DeLonge’s home studio, showing off a few keyboards and a butt-load of guitar pedals, comes with message of, “This my office… Inside my studio… As I record…. A New #Blink Song”.
Last October DeLonge, again via his Instagram account, posted another studio pic with a caption that read, “Anyone interested in new Blink-182 music? How about the album of our career? 10-9-8-7..”. What we got instead was the Dogs Eating Dogs EP, but where there’s an EP, an LP often follows.
If this new track is indeed for Blink’s seventh studio album, it will be the band’s first independent LP since the band left Interscope Records last year.
Blink’s last full length Neighborhoods has been somewhat disparaged by DeLonge and Blink drummer Travis Barker, who have both admitted it’s not the band’s best work.
“We weren’t even in the same room. We were barely talking; we were in different studios. No-one really commented on each other’s parts, no-one pressed anyone’s buttons. Everyone was on eggshells,” DeLonge revealed to Billboard.
“There’s some songs on there that I love, but for the most part it was disconnected,” Barker admitted to Rolling Stone. “It was like, ‘You do this part in your studio, and then you’re gonna play on it and send it back to me.’ When we’re not in the studio together, you don’t have the opportunity to gel off each other.”
Here’s hoping Blink-182 next record is indeed the album of their career.
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