Rapper turned “Pop-rocker” Machine Gun Kelly has announced that he is walking away from rock for his next album.
Kelly recently sat down for an interview with Kevan Kenney of Audacy and said that his next project will see him make a full return to rap, and that he needs people to begin missing his pop punk sound.
MGK says: “I’m going to make a rap album for myself. 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, one, drive myself crazy and, two, not make a good product.”
He continued: “I made Tickets and Mainstream Sellout because I wanted to make them. I need to now also make people miss that sound because Tickets and Mainstream Sellout are companion albums, I don’t think making a third that’s so [similar to those] is going to be exciting unless it’s missed.”
Kelly later added that he’s “going to do this tour and I’m gonna step into where I left Hotel Diablo and expand on my storytelling as a rapper and find a new innovative sound for the hip-hop Machine Gun Kelly. That’s where my excitement is and where me as a music archaeologist wants to explore.”
We sincerely wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. Mind the door doesn’t hit you in the ass on the way out.