Machine Gun Kelly returns to rap on his next album.
After securing No. 1 with pop-punk records ‘Tickets To My Downfall’ and ‘Mainstream Sellout’, the 32-year-old star is returning to his roots.
The ‘Bloody Valentine’ hitmaker has insisted he wants people to ‘miss’ his pop-punk sound, as he hopes to ‘expand’ his ‘storytelling as a rapper’ and pick up where he left off. was arrested with his 2019 LP “Hotel Diablo”.
During an interview with Audacy Music, MGK – whose real name is Colson Baker – said: “I’m going to make a rap album, for no other reason, no point to prove, no chip on my shoulder. If I keep doing things to prove things to people, I’m going to do one: drive myself crazy, and two: not make a good product. I did ‘Tickets’ and ‘Mainstream Sellout’ because I wanted to do them. I now also have to make people miss that sound. […] I’m going to do this tour and I’m going to enter where I left ‘Hotel Diablo’ and expand my storytelling as a rapper and find an innovative new sound for Machine Gun Kelly hip-hop. This is where my enthusiasm lies and where I, as an archaeologist of music, want to explore. »
Meanwhile, MGK previously said he hopes the pop punk revival will encourage others to follow their dreams.
He said: “Don’t let people smother your dreams with their fears because your fire should be free. There is someone right now who has the potential to be the greatest of all time, to whom it’s said to be the dumbest idea chasing a dream because the person looking at them was too scared to chase theirs. It’s the same with people in the rock genre who don’t want to kiss me , or act like I don’t belong. … I’m not letting that narrative stick. I’m not letting people keep bullying me into doing something that’s been true to me forever.”