Machine Gun Kelly has revealed that fans can expect not one, but three new tracks that the rapper has recorded with Yungblud, saying the new tunes “sound massive.”
Ahead of the release of his new album Tickets To My Downfall, Machine Gun Kelly – real name Colson Baker – spoke to Rock Sound about collaborating with Brit babe Yungblud – aka Dom Harrison – for three tracks that didn’t end up making the final cut on the album.
One of the tracks, MGK added, also featured The Used frontman, Bert McCracken.
“It’s me, Bert [McCracken] and Yungblud on one of the songs. It’s so hard dude. Yungblud sounds like a new version of Bert. Their voices register on the same pitch and with that same ferocity. They can both do raspy, on pitch scream,” MGK said.
“They are so fire!” he added. “The reason they aren’t on the record is personal reasons. It’s because one had a feature that we’re trying to blend together, I listened to it again for the first time in a long time the other day and almost regretted not putting the energy into figuring it out earlier because I wish this song was on the album.”
But fans of Yungblud and McCracken shouldn’t fear – the ‘Till I Die’ rapper added that he’ll likely include the tracks on the deluxe version of Tickets To My Downfall.
“I would be foolish to think that I’m not going to release a deluxe version of this by the holidays, which you would also want a reason to come back and hear stuff.”
“I love when me and Yungblud do records together because they flow so well. I guess you wouldn’t know outside of ‘I Think I’m OKAY’ because we don’t have any other records out together, but you see how that blended in sounds. The other records are no different. They’re just as big and sound massive. I’m glad that we have something to re-release and re-spike around this album in a couple of months.”
Meanwhile, Yungblud also made an announcement of his own with the news that he is releasing a new album, titled Weird and confirming it’s set to arrive November 13th, which would follow his 2018 self-titled debut and last year’s The Underrated Youth EP.
WEIRD! the album will be released on friday 13th of november. embrace the strange. never settle for being anything less than 100% who you are even if that’s 15 different people all at the same time. GO PRE ORDER NOW!!! i love you all so much?#weareweird https://t.co/gPFr71FWOb pic.twitter.com/meaR3WxmFo
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Yungblud also recently collaborated with Bring Me the Horizon’s Oli Sykes for an epic monster battle in the music video for the track ‘Obey’, with the pair speaking to Don’t Bore Us about their inspiration behind the clip, saying there had been a bit of a Beastie Boys influence when it came to the visuals.
“I’m such a massive Beastie Boys fan, I was just like, it’s just a bit funny – It’s so stupid but hard as fuck at the same time – we’ve got these mad moulds on our faces and stuff, it was so much fun,” Yungblud said of making the video with Sykes.