If we’ve learnt anything over the last year, it’s that Amy Shark is a massive Blink-182 fan. Now, you can only imagine the level of happiness she is feeling after announcing that none other than Mark Hoppus features on her debut album.
Back in May of 2017, former Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge revealed that he was a huge fan of Amy Shark, giving the Gold Coast musician some major kudos, and reportedly even discussing the idea of collaborating with her at some point.
“One of the last emails I have is from Tom,” Amy Shark said in an interview last year. “I’ve been sending him demos and he was like, ‘Hey, I’m doing some more music. Maybe we can do something together.’”
“I don’t want to say that that’s gonna happen, ’cause I don’t wanna start rumours… but it’s amazing, it’s really hard to digest all that.”
While no updates were given on the Tom DeLonge front, Mark Hoppus soon entered the picture, with Amy Shark taking to social media to reveal that she had not only hung out with the Blink-182 bassist, but had also been in the studio, laying down some tunes as well.
I’m making music with Mark fucking Hoppus
— Amy Shark (@AmySharkMusic) January 16, 2018
Now, with Shark’s debut album, Love Monster, set for release next month, we’re slowly getting more and more good news coming our way. With a massive Aussie tour announced for this August and September, and new singles such as ‘I Said Hi’ and ‘Don’t Turn Around’ being released, Amy Shark has again upped the ante, revealing that the new album will indeed contain her collab with Mark Hoppus.
— Amy Shark (@AmySharkMusic) June 17, 2018
While Mark Hoppus had previously been noted as being a producer on Love Monster, along with the likes of Jack Antonoff and Dan Hume, it appears we’re now also set to receive a taste of his musical talent on the new record as well.
At this stage, there’s no telling just what sort of feature spot Mark Hoppus has on Amy Shark’s album, but we’re undoubtedly keen on hearing what he’ll be bringing to the table when Love Monster drops on July 13th.
Check out Amy Shark’s ‘I Said Hi’:
Amy Shark ‘Love Monster’ Australian Tour
Presented By triple j, Unified, and Select Music
Friday, August 24th
HQ, Adelaide, SA
Saturday, August 25th
Metropolis, Fremantle, WA
Friday, August 31st
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday, September 1st
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday, Sept 7th
The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday, September 8th
Nightquarter, Gold Coast, QLD
Tickets available from Amy Shark’s website