Blink-182 plans to go “more experimental” on next album

ABC/Paula LoboBlink-182‘s album California may have just passed its one-year anniversary, but the punk trio has “already started talking” about how they want the next album to sound.

“I think [California] took Blink back to its roots and what it’s all about, and I think on the next record, we want to push that boundary again,” bassist Mark Hoppus tells NME. “We’ll keep the core of Blink 182 but we’ll get a little more experimental.”

Hoppus offers Blink’s 2003 untitled album, which featured the single “I Miss You,” as an example of how the band has experimented in the past.

“It still sounded like Blink and had that Blink feeling, but it was different and a little more thought out,” says Hoppus.

However the next Blink album ends up sounding, Hoppus promises that their “spirit of fun” will remain.

“Someone asked the other day if we would ever do an acoustic album,” he says. “I dunno, we might at some point. It’s not something that I would do normally but it might be something to do for fun one time. We’re not a ‘sit around the camp fire kind of band.'”

Blink-182 is currently on tour in the U.K. They’ll return to the U.S. later this month for their co-headlining stadium dates with Linkin Park.

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