Adam Young claims that Owl City’s collaboration with Mark Hoppus sounds like a Blink-182 b-side.
The track is named ‘Dementia’ and is due to feature on Owl City’s next album ‘The Midsummer Station’, the follow up to 2011’s ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful.’ It has previously been heard on Young’s ‘Shooting Star’ EP which has already been released this year.
Young told MTV News: “It's definitely Blink-influenced. I've been such a fan of what they do, what Blink's done since junior high.
“I'll have the CD on in the car, just randomly trying to memorize the lyrics, and that song will come on and I'm like, 'Oh, that's Mark Hoppus.' It sounds like an older B-side, rarity Blink track. It's so cool. It's such an honour.”
He went on to enthuse about his experience of working with Hoppus, who Young has admired since childhood.
He added: “I learned [from working with him] that it is possible to be at a level where Mark is at and still be incredibly genuine and incredibly real.
“Because, first of all, I've never laughed so hard in the session 'cause the guy's so funny and he's always like, he's like the funny guy who's in that band and he just has this thing where it's so him and sometimes you meet people and you're not sure if they're really the way they perceive themselves to be.
“But it was so cool and I've been such a nerdy Blink fan forever. I was like 'There he is. He's in the studio and he's singing on my song. I can't believe it.' Totally [a] dream come true, it was awesome.”
Owl City previously teamed up with Carly Rae Jepsen for a duet, which leaked online last month.