Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Composes Score for Animated Film

Credit: Estevan OriolTom DeLonge isn't the only one from Blink-182 to get into the film business. Blink's bassist Mark Hoppus is composing the score for a short animated film called I'm Scared. You can listen to a 30-second clip of Hoppus' score now at

"[Director] Pete [Levin] and [producer] Dan [Levy] wanted it to sound childlike and foreboding, spooky but not scary," Hoppus tells Billboard of his I'm Scared score. "I was walking this fine line between jaunty and sinister. The banjo we thought would be a good instrument because of the line it walked. We created the banjo on the keyboard. A lot of the instruments are keyboard sounds and samples."

Beside the score, Hoppus is planning on returning to the studio with Blink -- which now includes drummer Travis Barker and Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba in place of the departed DeLonge -- in August.

DeLonge, who left Blink earlier this year after a very public fallout with his former band mates, released his own animated short film, Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, last year alongside The Dream Walker, his latest album Angels & Airwaves. DeLonge also is working on a series of novels with New York Times best-selling author Suzanne Young, the first of which will be released on October 6.

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