Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Wants To Collaborate With The 1975


At a time when combining teen pop with nu metal sounds seemed completely crazy, in walked Blink-182. Now, the band wants to fuse more unique musical styles together.

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus reached out to The 1975 on Twitter over the weekend, proposing that they combine musical forces. The 1975 has yet to respond, but the idea has pop-punk fans freaking out.

Hoppus’ remark was in response to a viral cover of The 1975’s 2013 hit, “Girls.” which Cameron Hurley, guitarist of New York-based pop-punk band We Are In The Crowd, released last week on SoundCloud.

But Hurley didn’t just cover the song, he took “Girls” and switched up the entire track, playing it in the style of Enema of the State-era Blink-182. He transformed The 1975’s upbeat break-up banger into a guitar-fuelled tune that would fit well between Blink’s “What’s My Age Again?” and “All The Small Things.” Somehow, it works and it’s more than just good—it’s infectious. See for yourself below.

Last July, Blink released California, their first record since frontman Tom DeLonge left the group back in 2011. California was well received, but it was their third studio album, Enema of the State, that was greeted with the most immediate success. According to Billboard chart history, Enema sold over four million copies worldwide and helped the band achieve the mainstream status of “toilet-humoured pop-punk kings.”