Following a stellar year in 2017 which saw Amy Shark almost top the Hottest 100, win two of the six ARIA she was nominated for, and absolutely dominate the live music scene, you could be forgiven for assuming she might want to take some time off for a change. Instead, the Gold Coast musician is hard at work in the studio with some punk royalty.
Taking to Instagram a couple of days ago, Amy Shark shared an image of herself with Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus. “I’ve idolized Blink-182 my whole life,” she wrote. “Today I hung out with Mark Hoppus!! Music can change your life, music is life.”
While we’re not sure what ensued in the following days, it seems to have resulted in the two musos deciding to work together, with Amy Shark taking to Twitter to share the news that she is “making music with Mark fucking Hoppus.”
I’m making music with Mark fucking Hoppus
— Amy Shark (@AmySharkMusic) January 16, 2018
“One of the last emails I have is from Tom,” Amy Shark said in an interview with The Music. “I’ve been sending him demos and he was like, ‘Hey, I’m doing some more music. Maybe we can do something together.’
“I don’t want to say that that’s gonna happen, ’cause I don’t wanna start rumours… but it’s amazing, it’s really hard to digest all that.”
We’re not sure what’s in the water over in California, but whatever it is seems to result in some of the punk world’s finest musicians discovering a love for our own Aussie acts.
While we can’t say when or if we’ll be hearing the fruits of this collaboration between Amy Shark and Mark Hoppus, we can definitely say that we’re excited to hear what it will sound like.