Blink-182 say their next album will “go off in completely weird directions”

The follow-up to 2016's 'California' is in the works

Blink-182‘s next album is set to “go off in completely weird directions” musically, according to bassist Mark Hoppus.

The follow-up to the trio’s 2016 album ‘California’, which was the first Blink album to feature new member Matt Skiba, is currently in the works.

Speaking to Kerrang!, Hoppus spoke of his desire to “push it” in terms of the sonic direction of the band’s new material.

“After playing in this band for 27 years, I want to push it and do different things and take blink to places where we haven’t been before,” he said. “We’re really trying to do that on the new record. We want to do with our band what we did in 2003 with ‘Blink-182’, where we take our foundations and go off in completely weird directions.”

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Hoppus confirmed that the band are currently writing material for the album, revealing that they’re “in the studio all the time”.

“That’s the thing, our main bands are our main focus and will always be,” he said. “We all have our outside interests and our outside things, but we’re pretty straightforward with one another; blink really is everybody’s priority and that’s understood among all of us.”

Hoppus recently premiered the debut single from his new side project Simple Creatures, which he’s formed with All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth.

Earlier this month, two college students in the US launched a new vegan ranch dressing – with the name of the product taking direct inspiration from the title of Blink’s second album.