Champ182 Posted September 2, 2020 Report Share Posted September 2, 2020 I thought this could be an interesting discussion in the Blink section while there isn't much going on with the band. Travis has been playing with Machine Gun Kelly, including the other day at the VMAs, and one Blink-182onliner said he's the pop punk savior who's bringing pop punk back, someone else said he's certainly trying to bring pop punk back and doing better than anyone else at the moment, etc. Just curious on peoples' thoughts on the new generation of pop punk and what it means to "bring it back." First thing I think of is like 5ish years ago when bands were making shirts and stuff that said "pop punk is not dead" and "defend pop punk," that was kinda the first time I remember modern bands actively owning the phrase and proudly calling themselves pop punk as some kind of revival genre. I know Man Overboard was one of those bands, I think New Found Glory got in on that too at the time? And a lot of the bands that Blink would bring on tour like A Day To Remember and Neck Deep. So a lot of bands who were making music that was slickly produced and super inspired especially by early-to-mid 2000s emo/pop/punk or screamo. That's bringing one form of pop punk back in a way, by encouraging people to embrace the genre and having a sense of a living pop punk scene. None of those guys quite got the platform that Machine Gun Kelly has somehow gotten, and he's definitely influenced by that same super slick early-to-mid 2000s emo/pop punk but adds his own modern pop/hip hop style to it. He's bringing his version of pop punk to the masses by being featured on MTV and playing with Travis, which is one way of "bringing pop punk back" as well. I hope people who are fans of his end up checking out Blink since he's playing with Travis and he could be like an early gateway for people I suppose. What do you all think? Is pop punk a genre worth "defending" or "bringing back?" Are these new generation of artists doing a good job at it? Do they sound like what pop punk means to you at all? Post examples of bands you like who you think are representing the genre well! I'll add my opinions in a separate post so this doesn't get too cluttered. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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