Fresh off his number one pop-punk album Tickets To My Downfall, Machine Gun Kelly gave his positive thoughts on the state of music in 2020, praising his own rock hits, as well as his friend’s work. / collaborater YUNGBLUD.
Discussing The Couple’s Songs Together – Smash Single 2019 I Think I’m OKAY, and a recent Body Bag collab on the luxury edition of… Downfall – Machine Gun Kelly tells NME that he didn’t just become a fan of YUNGBLUD because of his music, but also “his attitude and his way of dressing”.
“His raw voice is so good and he has a huge love for rock’n’roll, ” MGK Explain. “These energies gravitate towards each other.”
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The musician – real name Colson Baker – continues to see the couple as flying the flag of alternative music in their respective countries: Machine Gun Kelly in America and born in Doncaster. YUNGBLUD in the UK: “It sounds like a drug, something across the pond, like, ‘Hold it over there and I’ll keep it here.’ Together we can make a kind of rock star union. We’re like Elton John and Jimi Hendrix back then.
This does not mean that he or YUNGBLUD have necessarily sought to establish themselves as modern rock stars, however.
Talk to Kerrang! in september of his switch from rap to pop-punk, Machine Gun Kelly said, “I want to start off by saying that I would like to normalize the way we think about making multiple types of music. I did not “change gender”; I am versatile, and the wall is not closed. I would like to send good energy and gratitude to people doing things that go against what is an imaginary box that someone is too afraid to break around you.
“I would like to project creativity and love, rather than limits. Limits make you look at me with my pink fingernails and believe that same hand won’t hit you in the face, right? Limits would make you believe that because I released four albums that are rap, I shouldn’t release a fifth album that isn’t rap.