The Lunar Year drop new single, co-written with blink-182’s Mark Hoppus

Of working with Mark Hoppus for new single Hey! Wait!, The Lunar Year frontman Connor Ball says it was a “dream come true” and that the blink-182 bassist is “one of the nicest and most talented guys I’ve ever met”.

Pop-punk duo The Lunar Year are back with a brand-new single, Hey! Wait!.

The pair – vocalist, guitarist and bassist Connor Ball, and drummer Sasa Macek – teamed up with the only and only Mark Hoppus for the song, with the blink-182 legend helping to co-write it alongside Matt Malpass.

“We wrote the song in LA with Mark Hoppus which was a dream come true,” says Connor. “blink inspired me so much while I was growing up, and to be able to sit in a room and create something so personal with Mark was amazing. He’s one of the nicest and most talented guys I’ve ever met. With everything he’s been through in his life, I feel like he could relate in ways that other people that I’ve written with couldn’t. Bring the song to life in the studio was a real special moment.”

Of the actual meaning behind the song, Connor reveals that, “Hey! Wait! reflects on my time being on tour over the last 10 years. I wanted to create a song to remind myself to always be present in whatever I’m doing whether it be playing shows or with family and friends. “I came to a point in my life – I think over lockdown – where I realised that some of the best times of my life had just passed me by in a heartbeat and I wish I’d taken a second to take it all in.”

Watch the video for Hey! Wait! below: