Blink 182 at Lollapalooza Music Festival, 2017. Photo by REX/Shutterstock (8989075av)

Blink 182’s new album is going to “go off in completely weird directions”, according to bassist Marc Hoppus.

The pop-punk band’s last album California was released in 2016. Although they’ve all been busy doing their own thing since then, the band are currently working together on a new album and they’re trying to do something different with it.

“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,” Hoppus told Kerrang!. “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.”

The band also confirmed that this “weird” album is not just an idea, but is currently a priority for everyone in the band.

“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.”

More details to be shared when announced.