The video clip for Travis Barker and Machine Gun Kelly’s latest collaborative track ‘concert for aliens’ has dropped, and it’s pretty bloody bizarre.
‘concert for aliens’ is a track lifted from MGK’s forthcoming album Tickets To My Downfall, and the track (and video) see him team up with blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.
The video is full of pastel colours, and some of the weirdness as well as the pop-punk feel like it references Barker’s own band to some extent.
As we watch, Machine Gun Kelly and Barker appear indeed to throw a concert for sea of aliens, while MGK also shows off his talents in many personalities as ‘The Evil Host’, ‘The Lead Singer’, ‘Emo Kells’ and ‘Seamen #1, #2 and #3’.
Barker stars as, well, himself. On drums, as usual.
When dropping the video, MGK tweeted that the clip is in some way representative of what’s happening on around the world right now.
“Don’t let the humour fool you, that music video is a metaphor of what’s happening on earth,” he wrote.
don’t let the humor fool you
that music video is a metaphor of what’s happening on earth#ConcertForAliens
— Blonde Don (@machinegunkelly) August 14, 2020
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This track is not the first time that MGK and Travis Barker have teamed up, with the pair collaborating on ‘I Think I’m OKAY’ in 2019.
At the time MGK revealed he had been “scared” to take the song to Barker as he was worried the drummer would think it sounded too similar to blink-182.
They also teamed up to cover ‘Killing In The Name Of’ earlier in 2020 in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
“Fuck white privilege,” said MGK at the time. “I’m ashamed someone who looks like me could treat another human like this, but they been doing it since the beginning of time.
As for blink-182, well they recently dropped a new song called ‘Quarantine’ to make life a bit easier for those currently experiencing lockdown around the world.