Blink-182's Collaborative Track with Pharrell and Lil Uzi Vert Won't Be on Their New Album

Travis Barker says the song 100% exists but will actually be on a new EP instead
Blink-182's Collaborative Track with Pharrell and Lil Uzi Vert Won't Be on Their New Album
Blink-182 are busy getting ready to give us a new album, but it appears previously teased — and very not pop punk — guest stars Pharrell Williams and Lil Uzi Vert won't actually make it onto the record. Apparently, that genre crossover will be saved for a new Blink-182 EP instead.

The news comes via Blink drummer Travis Barker, who confirmed in a new interview that the band indeed recorded a new song with rapper Lil Uzi Vert and N.E.R.D.'s Pharrell and Chad Hugo. However, he said the plan is for the band to release an as-yet-undetailed new EP later this year, and that's where the collaborative track will likely find its home.

Speaking with Kerwin Frost, Barker said the following of Blink-182's future plans for the EP and collab:

It's not gonna come out on the album — it's gonna come out probably on the EP that comes later this year. But Blink just did a song with Uzi, that's the most mind-blowing thing ever — with Pharrell.

So you have these things now where like, where Uzi is out at Pharrell's studio and he's like, "Yo I just did this song with Blink," so Uzi is like "I gotta get on that." So it's almost coming full circle, but maybe it's not coming full circle in rock — it's actually affecting a whole other genre of music.

At this point, it should come as no real surprise that Blink are stepping out of their pop-punk comfort zone. After all, they are going on tour with Lil Wayne, and Barker just released a new EP called Meet the Drummers with West Coast rap artist 03 Greedo.

So far, Blink have given us three new tracks: "Happy Days," "Generational Divide" and "Blame It on My Youth." But at this point, it's unclear if these will all appear on the band's as-yet-untitled new album or perhaps this separate EP that Barker is teasing.

For now, you can check out the segment with Barker about the new EP possibility below.

You can also watch the full interview with Barker below.