Amy Shark recruited Russell Crowe to fill in for Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus at one of her recent concerts.
Shark made a surprise appearance at an event Crowe held in Coffs Harbor earlier this week, performing ‘Psycho’ from her 2018 debut album ‘Love Monster’.
The studio version of ‘Psycho’ features a verse from Hoppus, where he and Shark duet on the second and third choruses. In the evening, Crowe stepped up to perform Hoppus’ parts.
“That’s how much Russell Crowe likes my song,” Shark wrote as she shared a video of the moment to her Instagram story, tagging Hoppus and calling Crowe his “understudy.” See a picture from the moment below:
‘Psycho’ was the third single released from ‘Love Monster’ ahead of its arrival in July 2018. Shark enlisted another Blink-182 member to contribute to her second album, 2021’s ‘Cry Forever’, featuring drummer Travis Barker the single ‘C’MON’. “It’s pretty surreal to have the drummer from one of my favorite bands play on one of my songs,” she said at the time.
Since its release, Shark have toured heavily in support of ‘Cry Forever’. Last year, during a concert at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, she covered The Killers’ 2003 hit ‘Mr. Bright side’.
In June 2022, Shark teamed up with producer and DJ R3HAB for a cover of Bic Runga’s ‘Sway’, titled ‘Sway My Way’. In October she returned with her first original single to follow ‘Cry Forever’, ‘Only Wanna Be With You’.
From next Monday (January 30), Shark will appear as one of four judges on Australian idol‘s eighth season alongside Kyle Sandilands, Meghan Trainor and Harry Connick Jr. It will mark the reality singing show’s first season since 2009.