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Tom DeLonge On Prospect Of New Box Car Racer: “We Do Want To Do Something”

Will Cross
Will Cross 22 May 2017 at 13.12

Could we have a reunion on our hands?

Tom DeLonge has revisited Box Car Racer, a project he formed in 2001 with Blink 182's Travis Barker, in the leadup to the 15th anniversary of their first and only album.

Speaking to Billboard, he's revealed how the band came to be:

"We had a couple of big records in Blink, and I knew that we needed to progress.

I always considered my job in Blink to try to architect new arrangements and sounds to push the band forward. I took on that role, and it was by no means only me -- everyone contributed to the great music that we did -- but I made that my passion, I made that my focus."

And talked about the effect the band's success had on Blink:

"It had all the effect. I always tell people that record was [Blink-182's] best record absolutely because of the Box Car Racer record.

"I said, 'This is the kind of stuff I wanna do. It's much more dynamic, it's more emotional,' and all those things I described earlier. So we said, 'Well, let's do that here'.”

And about those reunion rumours...

"Well I'm not going to spill any beans, but Travis and I talk all the time. There was always talk of Box Car Racer; we've talked about it for a very long time. 

"Whether we come out with some big announcement or we're ready to say, 'Hey, this is happening,' I don't know any of those kinds of details. But I think that our passion for what we did lives strong. Blink's doing really well right now and everyone's in a good spot, contrary to what public opinion may be."

Fingers crossed eh?

You can watch the video for the band's classic emo anthem 'I Feel So' below:

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