Blink-182‘s Mark Hoppus has shared an inspiring message about “the power of music” and its ability to bring people together.
On Saturday (Sept. 14), the singer and bassist tweeted a screenshot from the Notes app on his phone, adding the caption, “Something I’ve been thinking forever but needed to put into words tonight.”
In his note, Hoppus, who is currently on tour with Blink-182, writes about the magical connection between a band and their audience that only occurs during a live performance.
“Words we wrote in a garage or studio or an idea scribbled down in the middle of the night, or written in the depths of self-doubt or despair,” Hoppus writes. “To sing songs and have those songs sung back to us. A shared experience between everyone. It’s amazing to see you smiling and laughing.”
Hoppus specifically references the strong reaction he sees from the Blink-182 track “Adam’s Song,” from the band’s 1999 album, Enema of the State.
“Several times on this tour I’ve looked out during Adam’s Song and seen people weeping crying and holding their friends or spouses,” he writes. “Maybe remembering a lost friend or loved one, or a difficult time in one’s life.”
Blink-182 — whose members now include Hoppus, Travis Barker and Matt Skiba — will be releasing their new album, Nine, on Sept. 20 through Columbia Records. The group’s North American co-headlining tour with Lil Wayne wraps in October.
Something I’ve been thinking forever but needed to put into words tonight. pic.twitter.com/CH7F3p2fai
— mark hoppus.–?– (@markhoppus) September 15, 2019