Blink-182 are finishing up their new album and it’s set to have some great guest artists—the album will feature Grimes, Lil Uzi Vert, and Pharrell.
Drummer Travis Barker revealed on Rock This podcast with Allison Hagendorf that the band’s follow-up to NINE features those artists and that it is “60 per cent done” after revealing a month ago that the album would be arriving in 2021.
“There’s like a song with Grimes right now that’s really, really cool that I love. There’s a song with Uzi that’s really, really cool that we did with Pharrell,” Barker said about the album’s collaborations.
But don’t expect the album to be a rap one—according to Barker, the band won’t stray far from its roots as a punk-rock band.
“I don’t think Blink will ever be anything but a pop-punk band,” he continued. “I mean, that’s who we are. And I feel like our fans have kind of journeyed with us when we’ve done songs like “Miss You” or ballads like “Adam’s Song”.”