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KennyHoopla & Travis Barker Join Forces On “SABOTAGE//”

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KennyHoopla and Travis Barker have a longstanding working relationship. Throw things back to 2021 and the pair worked together on the mixtape Survivor’s Guilt. That project was kickstarted by them working together on “ESTELLA//”, a song which helped catapult Kenny into the hearts and minds of thousands in an instant. And though each of them have been working on other things, they’ve found their way back together for a new capsule collection. That’s going to be called blink and you’ll miss it, and is coming soon. But for now, we have a little taste of what to expect.

That comes in the form of “SABOTAGE//”, a rough and ready piece of pop-punk punishment. The energy that flows between Kenny and Travis when they get together is palpable, and capturing it on a recording is even more special. In the case of this track, it comes via Travis’ intricate fills and Kenny’s howled vocals, bouncing off each other with reckless abandon. The result is infectious, intense and insanely fun, and that’s what this is all about, after all.

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KennyHoopla had this to say about the track:

“Sabotage” is about becoming so self-aware as a person you end up being restricted by invisible boundaries and blurred lines. Becoming a toxic mixture of everyone’s one viewpoint swirled inside of your head until everything is right and wrong at the same time and you end up paralyzed, not being an actual progression for anyone at all, burning everything you touch. Stretching a smile for other people’s happiness is never worth the sadness in the end.

There is a great pain that comes with trying to be a good or fair person in this current world, an even greater ego death that you most likely never even got a chance to build but we stay silent and pure as we can for the possibility of “peace” one day, the pictures never do justice.”

You can check it out below. Press play, and then press play immediately after and go around again:

It’s the second collaboration that KennyHoopla has been involved in in as many weeks. He teamed up with British indie icons Bloc Party for their first-ever track with another artist. It’s called “Keep Rolling” and is a transcendent piece of forward-thinking art:

Travis Barker is, of course, back with blink-182 right now and has been working on their hotly-anticipated new album. They will be hitting the road for the next leg of their huge tour soon, but for now, here’s “EDGING”:

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