Rapper, guitarist and just lately pop-punk singer Machine Gun Kelly has introduced plans to return to rap for his subsequent album.
In a brand new interview with Audacy’s Kevan Kenney, Kelly introduced his plans, saying, “I’m going to make a rap album for myself. For no different cause, no level to show, no chip on my shoulder.”
“If I preserve doing issues to show issues to individuals, I’m going to at least one, drive myself loopy and two, not make a very good product. I made [Kelly’s most recent albums] Tickets to My Downfall and Mainstream Sellout as a result of I needed to make them. I have to now additionally make individuals miss that sound.”
Kelly didn’t rule out finishing a 3rd pop-punk album to affix the companion albums Tickets to My Downfall and Mainstream Sellout, which have been launched in 2020 and 2022 respectively. “I don’t assume making a 3rd that’s so [similar] goes to be thrilling until it’s missed,” the rapper shared.
For now, he plans to go on tour earlier than stepping again into the studio to get his head again into the rap sport. I’m gonna step into the place I left Resort Diablo and develop on my storytelling as a rapper and discover a new revolutionary sound for the hip hop Machine Gun Kelly,” he defined, including, “That’s the place my pleasure is and the place me as a music archaeologist needs to discover.”
Kelly’s entry into the world of rock has acquired blended reactions, to place it calmly. The rapper was famously met with boos at many rock festivals, together with final yr’s Louder Than Life. He addressed the reception within the interview as nicely, mentioning “gatekeeping” within the punk neighborhood as an element.
“This occurs with all people once they begin to turn out to be profitable in one thing. Particularly in Punk Rock tradition, like, you concern the success and all of us have gatekeeping moments, otherwise you turn out to be [a] sufferer of the gatekeeping moments.”