The goods just keep on coming from Blink-182 as they are set to release a new song called ‘Quarantine’ in just two-weeks time, plus Travis Barker is writing some new tunes with hip-hop artist Post Malone.
Blink-182 have been a bit busy during quarantine: Mark Hoppus definitively ranked every single Blink-182 song on Twitter, and was keen to fight about it, ex-band member Tom DeLonge noted that he would “of course” play with the pop-punk collective, again, and they teased that they were recording new music while in lockdown.
Now, we know exactly what they’ve been up to, as they’re planning to release a new song called ‘Quarantine’ in just to weeks time. No prizes for guessing what it’s about, obviously.
In a recent interview with Spin, drummer Travis Barker dished out a bit of the details surrounding his activity in quarantine, and he’s been ridiculously busy.
“I’m spoiled,” he began. “This week, Brian Lee and I produced a Blink song and recorded it. Finished three jxdn songs; finished an acoustic MGK song and reworked three other songs on the album; played on a Yungblud song; co-produced and played drums on a Steve Aoki song featuring Trevor Daniels and MGK. So it’s my dream job.”
Of course, he can’t just rattle off the news about a new Blink-182 song and get away with it, so when the interviewer asked for a bit more information, he let out just a blip of detail:
“We actually have a song called ‘Quarantine’ that will be out in the next two weeks. Really excited about it.”
In addition to this news, Travis Barker will be writing some music alongside Post Malone after their success with the pairs Nirvana tribute set late last month.
“I’m going up to Salt Lake to just write for a week with him. Just jam and have fun. I went up there the day before and we went through the set one time. Then the next day we went through the set one time and we just played it. You can’t over-rehearse Nirvana songs or it loses its vibe. So the whole vibe over there has been very relaxed and just whatever happens happens.”
Check out Travis Barker from Blink-182 with Post Malone for Nirvana tribute:
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