Mark Hoppus is continuing to be one of the most productive musicians of the past few months, as touring remains on hold for most acts including blink-182. Now he’s co-written and sung on a new single from Super Whatevr.
An emo-punk four-piece, Super Whatevr emerged in 2016 and released their new album don’t you wanna be glad? earlier in 2020. The emerging stars are signed to US independent label Hopeless Records, alongside some of the best punk and emo acts in the world.
Their latest single is titled ‘Carhartts & Converse’, and the band tapped Mark Hoppus to collaborate on the track. Super Whatevr singer Skyler McKee said its a dream come true to work with a legend like Hoppus.
“Y’all ever dream of creating art with someone you revere and respect? Yeah, I got to do that with Mark Hoppus,” he said. “Mark was an amazing person to work with because he’s so open to facilitating these conversations, and he’s just a badass songwriter in general.”
The tune is about finding strength in times of adversity, explained McKee. “I wanted to make a song about courage and strength amidst people trying to put you down.
“A song about loving yourself for what you’re worth rather than what others say about you. Enjoy the tune in your clothes that make you feel the most confident and don’t let anyone tell you that you’re worth anything less.”
It’s the latest collab by Hoppus. He recently worked with The Used for their track ‘The Lighthouse’, which was released with a video featuring frontline workers.
The foundation Blink-182 member also revealed that his band is recording new music in quarantine.
The multi-talented musician showed off his athletic prowess, uploading a video of himself saving a deer drowning in Redfish Lake, Idaho.