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DeLonge's Poet is a version of himself

Singer talks The Dream Walker as new album is made available for streaming

Tom DeLonge says his character Poet Anderson represents who he wishes he was "in a different life."

The Blink-182 man's side project Angels & Airwaves this week released their new album The Dream Walker via To the Stars Records. It is accompanied by animated short film Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker.

They have made the album available to stream. The character of Poet Anderson, says DeLonge, is very personal to him.

He tells KROQ: "There’s quite a lot in that character. You know, he’s got the long bangs that I used to run many years ago. He’s got the tight pants and he’s kinda got this sense of wonder about him. I think in many ways he’s the character who I wish I really was in totality, in a different life. He’s got a lot of me in him."

DeLonge says the album has more angst than their previous four efforts – something he puts down to drummer Ilan Rubin's obsessive work ethic, which is especially evident on recent single The Wolfpack.

DeLonge tells Rolling Stone: "Ilan's the guy who stays up all night long and programs his own analog synthesizer sound. He doesn't just plug in a synth and play a note, he offsets and filters and creates his own tonalities. That song is a collision of California and some rainier parts of an electronic England."

THE DREAM WALKER TRACKLIST

  1. Teenagers & Rituals
  2. Paralyzed
  3. The Wolfpack
  4. Tunnels
  5. Kiss With A Spell
  6. Mercenaries
  7. Bullets In The Wind
  8. The Disease
  9. Tremors
  10. Anomaly

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