Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge: “I think our album coming out is probably our best album we’ve ever made”

Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge: “I think our album coming out is probably our best album we’ve ever made”

Tom DeLonge has teased the upcoming album from Blink-182 – telling followers that it’s set to be their “best album” but.

The feedback on the forthcoming LP had been teased by the musician in a brand new interview, selling his newest collaboration with Fender and saying his new limited-edition Stratocaster guitar.

In the course of the dialogue, he make clear the standing of recent music from the pop-punk veterans, and defined that the band are writing what they take into account to be their strongest songs up to now.

“I still think we’re writing our best songs. I think our album coming out is probably our best album we’ve ever made,” he started, occurring to replicate on their current US dwell reveals.

“The production that we brought on this tour is finally the first perfect, cohesive branding and symbol of everything that the band is about. It’s got the nostalgia in there and the history in there, but it’s also got the fun and reverence and childhood charm. And it’s got the rebellion, but it’s got the technology too,” he continued.

“So it’s this really cool rebirth of everything – or the best of everything that we’ve done, but done the way people always wished we would have done it! [They’re] like, ‘Right, you guys aren’t half bad now!’ You know? ‘Thank you!’”

Though the guitarist didn’t present any additional data on the upcoming Blink album, he did, nevertheless, clarify how the design of his new signature axe is in step with his present songwriting model.

“I try to write music that is accessible and easy to play and enjoy, so that people can come along for the ride,” he defined within the video, sharing his inspiration behind the design.

“This simplicity actually impressed this new signature Stratocaster. It simply has one knob and one pickup, which simply makes it simple to show it up, play and sound nice, particularly essential while you’re in entrance of a crowd and have already got a lot to consider.

“On top of that, the bright colours give it a timeless, California feel that stands out on any stage. Together with Fender, a brand that is deeply rooted in my musical identity, we’ve created something that really stands the test of time – like I strive to do with my music.”

The Restricted Version Tom DeLonge Stratocaster is accessible now on Fender for £1,299 and comes with the selection of 4 colourways. Discover out extra right here.

Tom DeLonge along with his new Restricted Version Fender Stratocaster. CREDIT: Fender

This isn’t the primary time that the members have teased their upcoming album in 2023. Earlier this 12 months, drummer Travis Barker instructed followers the challenge be completed earlier than they head out on tour subsequent 12 months and, in January, DeLonge took to Instagram to put in writing that the upcoming LP is “the best album we’ve ever made.”

“Buckle up. I’m personally tripping and so proud of what we have created TOGETHER,” he wrote, sharing an image of the cartoon rabbit from the poster of the band’s 1999 ‘Loserkids’ tour. “As one unified force of fun, eternal youth, and most of all – close friends.”

Moreover, the band have to date launched one single – ‘Edging’ – whereas DeLonge additionally promised that the report comprises a few of their “most progressive” music to date.

The forthcoming LP would be the first full-length launch from the basic line-up – DeLonge, Barker and Mark Hoppus – since their reunion final 12 months.

Having wrapped up the North American leg of the tour earlier this month, Blink-182 are set to kick off their UK run of dwell reveals later this 12 months. It will begin in Glasgow, with two back-to-back performances on the OVO Hydro area on September 1 and a couple of, earlier than making stops in cities together with London, Birmingham and Manchester.

Discover a full listing of upcoming tour dates beneath, and discover remaining tickets right here.

Blink-182’s UK and Eire tour dates are:

1 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro
2 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro
4 – Belfast, SSE Area
5 – Dublin, 3Arena

11 – London, The O2
12 – London, The O2
14 – Birmingham, Utilita Area
15 – Manchester, AO Area
16 – Manchester, AO Area

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