Blink 182 bassist Mark Hoppus has confirmed that he is working with Panic! at the Disco to produce at least one “gigantic” song on their upcoming LP.
In a recent interview with MTV news Hoppus said: “I’ve heard a few of Panic! at the Disco’s demos for the new album, and they’re really strong… There’s one track in particular that I know I’m committing to produce for them, and hopefully I’ll get to do a bunch more. I know they’re talking to a bunch of producers, and that’s always kind of a touchy subject, especially when you’re on tour with people, and they’re like, ‘Oh yeah, we’re recording a new album, would you do a little work on it?’”
The new project is set to take off after the current Blink and Panic! tour finishes this fall. Hoppus may go straight from the tour to the studio with Panic!, he is clearly very excited about this song and is looking to do more production work for the band: “It’s one of those songs that, even in the demo stages, you can tell is gonna be a gigantic song,” Hoppus said. “It’s really catchy. It’s one of those songs you hear one time, and you just remember the hook for the rest of the day. I think it’s what everybody loves about Panic! at the Disco, so yeah, I’m excited about that.”