“Maybe” was named BBC Radio 1 Hottest Record in the World
Following the mega announcement of Machine Gun Kelly’s (MGK) sixth studio album, mainstream sellout, which includes the track listing and official digital album artwork, MGK looks to treat fans once more with the release of the full record “maybe” featuring Bring Me The Horizon. In addition, when fans pre-order the album they’ll receive the song. Previously teased earlier this month at Emo Nite in Los Angeles, MGK and Bring The Horizon prove to be the ultimate pairing on the rock-laden record. Along with the release of the new record, MGK releases a small clip to build anticipation for the forthcoming music video.
Released as BBC Radio 1 Hottest Record in the World, “maybe” puts MGK a step closer to releasing his March 25th effort, which will also feature Young Thug, Gunna, blackbear, and more. MGK’s “maybe” collaboration with Bring Me The Horizon also features an interview between the rock superstar and the group’s frontman Oli Sykes. UK quintet Bring Me The Horizon has bloomed into Grammy and BRIT contenders with their nominations and earlier this year, they partnered up with Ed Sheeran for an electrifying performance of “Bad Habits” at the 2022 BRITs, which spawned the studio version in February.
Over the weekend, the dynamo took over the trendy supper club Delilah in West Hollywood for a track reveal befitting of a music and fashion mogul: He donned 16 different custom Dolce & Gabbana shirts that each bore the name of a song on the album, which will be released on March 25th.
The new announcements add excitement to an album cycle already off to a blistering start thanks to MGK’s current hit collaborations with Willow and Lil Wayne. “emo girl,” with genre-bending dynamic force Willow has already soared above 40 million streams and raced inside the top 25 of Billboard’s Alternative Airplay chart. “ay!,” featuring rap legend Lil Wayne, passed 11 million streams in its first week alone thanks to its visually captivating music video, in which MGK and his crew cycle through a parade of costumes that demonstrate his natural flair and rockstar lifestyle. Plus, the unique artwork for mainstream sellout’s digital configurations highlights the precision that MGK gives to curating each body of work.
The album’s impending drop date caps a whirlwind month for the cross-genre hitmaker. Earlier in March, he honored fans with the release of his lockdown sessions EP, which took three fan-favorite viral tracks and distributed them officially across all streaming services for the first time. For the drop, MGK also shot a music video for the standout tune “roll the windows up,” (previously released as “smoke and drive”), a no-frills clip with he and his drummer, Rook, smoke in the car and capture the project’s homegrown vibe.