Mark Hoppus reveals meaning behind ‘Neighborhoods’

It has been a long time coming for pop/punk icons Blink-182 as they set up to release the follow-up to 2003’s self-titled album. Mark Hoppus recently did a write-up explaining the reasoning behind the albums title, Neighborhoods, and what it means to him. Check out what Mark had to say below and let us know your thoughts on it. Neighborhoods has an official release date of September 27.

As Blink-182 reformed, we came to realize that, as close as Travis [Barker], Tom [DeLonge] and I are, we are all very different people. With very different tastes. Travis just released a hip-hop album, Tom always talks about U2, Coldplay and the Police, and I listen to obscure indie rock stuff. We each bring a very different aesthetic, talent and sound to the band. And in the differences between our ideas, the struggle and edge of all the different directions, is where the good things happen when we write together. So we’re each like different neighborhoods in a city. Everybody in the world thinks of something unique unto themselves when they hear the word ‘Neighborhoods.’ To some it is a big city, others a small town, others suburbia, everything. The world is wide, exciting and very different. That’s what Neighborhoods means to me.

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