Last year, Blink-182 made their way across the country, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Enema Of The State. The landmark album pushed the band to the next level, soaring to success in new arenas and introducing new elements into their sound.
Between the reliable hooks and juvenile jokes, there was one song that always hit a little different. “Adam’s Song” was the third and final single for the LP, filled with emotional maturity and reflecting feelings that immediately resonated with fans. Mark Hoppus detailing his own issues struck a chord then, which still echoes years later.
“’Adam’s Song’ was a very personal song for me,” remembers Hoppus in the video above. “It was written about being lonely on tour and then coming home and being lonely when I got home. I still feel that way sometimes, so for me ‘Adam’s Song’ is just as important now as it was.”
“I’m in a lot better place now than I was when I wrote the song, but I still go through cycles of feeling great about everything and I go through cycles where I doubt everything and fall into some kind of dark hole, and music always takes me out of that.”
“It’s important to talk about mental health because light is the best cleanser,” Hoppus adds. “It’s important to shine light into the dark areas because everything’s better in the morning.”
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