Blink-182 Made a Unifying Music Video for ‘Happy Days’ Using Isolation Videos Submitted by Fans


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Blink-182 premiered a new music video on Thursday, but the veteran pop/punk band‘s clip for “Happy Days” is slightly different — and very well suited to these confusing times in which we’re all stuck at home for the foreseeable future.

A little over a week ago, the band gave fans an opportunity to participate in the video by submitting clips of themselves from quarantine — practicing music, jamming, hanging out, washing hands, and so on.

The video was finished this week and premiered on Thursday, and in addition to featuring bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus, drummer Travis Barker and guitarist Matt Skiba playing their parts in their respective living rooms/studios, there’s a bounty of fan-submitted footage as well.

Thematically, “Happy Days” was an excellent choice for this video project, utilizing videos that came out of literal isolation while Hoppus sings lines like:

I wanna feel happy days, happy days
Happy days, happy days
Walls of isolation inside of my pain
And I don’t know if I’m ready to change

It’s an example of “we’re all in this together,” and you can watch it below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C_3EattWe0

“Happy Days” is a song from Blink-182’s album Nine, a slightly experimental and occasionally surprising record that was released in September 2019.

Given the circumstances, this was a pretty appropriate way for Blink-182 and its fans to connect and team up for a project, and is speaks to the positive aspects of social media that are all the more important during the coronavirus pandemic and the uncertainty it brings.


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