Machine Gun Kelly has dropped a monster new collab with Bring Me The Horizon. Taken off of MGK's upcoming Mainstream Sellout album, Maybe is a showcase of each acts poppier side, resulting in a song that has all the makings of a genuine crossover hit. Listen to Maybe below.
The collab was first previewed at an Emo Nite event in LA earlier this month causing quite a stir and the studio version more than lives up to the hype. A genuine collaboration, rather than merely a guest vocal, MGK's modern update on 00s pop-punk stylings unites with Bring Me The Horizon's more recent pop-infused escapades, with a little bit of that old grit present for good measure in the bridge.
The collab is the latest in a career of bold choices from Bring Me The Horizon , with the decision to collaborate with the sometimes divisive rapper-turned-pop-punk star following their recent Ed Sheeran teamup on Bad Habits, continuing their crossover into mainstream stardom.
If you're digging the blend of heavier and pop sounds showcased here and curious what other unusual collabs have turned heads throughout history, then check out our list of 11 Wild But Wonderful Collabs That Prove That Metal Goes Well With Everything.
Currently, in the studio working on the second of four planned EP's in the Post Human series, Bring Me the Horizon continue to push new boundaries with frontman Oli Sykes revealing to Rolling Stone UK self-compassion and self-love will be the thematic focus of the second Post Human EP.
“With this record, I’m going to try to teach people to have compassion for themselves, as someone who fucking hated themselves," he explained. “It used to make me sick to hear ‘you’ve got to love yourself’ — never. I used to put all my awards in a cupboard, I wouldn’t look at them. If someone asked me what I did, I would never say I was in a band, I’d say I own a clothing company or a restaurant. I just didn’t wanna talk about it. Now I love myself. I can look in the mirror and go ‘You’re doing good.’ I can say ‘I’m a rock star, my band’s doing well.’”
The band released Die4U last year, with the darker, more pop-centric vibe of the song indicating yet another sonic progression appears to be on the cards when the second Post Human EP drops.
Watch the video for Die4U below.
DiE4u and Moon Over The Castle follow Bring Me The Horizon’s highly successful EP Post Human: Survival Horror.
That release showcased the bands’ incredible drive to explore and push their own creative boundaries during the height of the global pandemic.
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