Artist Decoded: Meditation and Creativity with Matt Skiba of Blink 182

Artist Decoded is a weekly podcast series created by emerging creative director and photographer Yoshino.

Matt Skiba is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for his role as the co-lead vocalist and guitarist of the bands Alkaline Trio and Blink-182. Skiba began performing with Blink-182 in March 2015. He appears of the band's seventh album, California, released on July 1st, 2016. 

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • He talks about his experience with joining Blink-182
  • Practicing meditiation
  • Being happy / enjoying the present moment
  • Creativity coming from a place of contentment as opposed to being inspired by dramatic experiences in one's life
  • Using the past as a well of inspiration
  • His love for writers Cormac McCarthy, Erik Larson, and Charles Bukowski
  • Getting out of writer's block
  • The process of creating the newest Blink-182 album, California

www.blink182.com

www.alkalinetrio.com