Tom DeLonge Responds to Blink-182’s Return: “We Do Have a Future Together”

Rebecca Sapp/WireImageThe new era of Blink-182 officially commenced this week with the announcement of their new album, California, and the release of their new single, "Bored to Death." Friday, Blink's former guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge shared a statement commenting on his current relationship with his ex-band mates.

"I met with Mark [Hoppus] yesterday, and Travis [Barker] the week before," DeLonge writes on his Facebook. "I actually talk to Travis almost every day, now. In an odd way I'm almost closer to him more now than ever."

"We DO have a future together if we want it, but for now we are busy doing separate things," DeLonge continues. He mentions that he's directing a movie this summer, and that he's going to continue his work with his Sekret Machines project, in which the musician explores the existence of extraterrestrial life.

DeLonge goes on to say that comparing his music with Angels & Airwaves to the new Blink-182 material is "a failed task."

"I think having a song-writer [producer John Feldmann] that came in on the Blink album was something they desired, and that in itself may be an indicator of some of our current artistic differences that are difficult to overcome," he writes. "I've just always liked the song-writing we did together. But, at the end of the day, I support their desires."

As for what Blink would sound like if DeLonge was still in the band, he points to the song "New World," which appears on his debut solo album, To the Stars...Demos, Odds and Ends.

In conclusion, DeLonge writes, "I look forward to my upcoming film and music adventures, and a hell of a lot more" before adding, "Maybe throw in a bit of Blink-182, if we can build back that 'special something' that was once there."

Blink-182's California, which features Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba in place of DeLonge, will be released July 1.

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