BLINK-182 RECRUITS FANS FOR “HAPPY DAYS” VIDEO Watch the video on Blurred Culture! Are you in their video?!??!
LOS ANGELES, CA- Last year, blink-182 released their 9th full-length album, the aptly titled Nine. It’s an album that highlights the kind of high-energy joy that’s been a hallmark of their music over the years. While the sonics on the album are bright and lighthearted, it’s an album that actually addresses a ton of serious and heavy-handed issues (i.e. “Heaven” is about mass shootings, “Black Rain” is about the dark of religion, etc). Even their song “Happy Days” is pretty dark as it deals with self-doubt spurned on by mental health issues. The cheery hook may distract you from the lyrics “Walls of isolation inside of my pain, And I don’t know if I’m ready to change, I wanna feel happy days, happy days”. It’s a fantastic album, but it’s a far departure from their “All The Small Things” and “What’s My Age Again” era.
During this time of quarantine, Mark Hoppus (vocals/bass), Travis Barker (drums) and Matt Skiba (vocals/guitar) decided their army of dedicated fans to help them create a music video for “Happy Days”. Using all means of social media, the trio was able to put together an entertaining video compiling fan-generated clips showing how fans are spending their time social distancing, intermixed with clips of the band performing the song from the comfort of their own homes.
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