This new single is a departure from his typical hip hop aesthetic, one that brings guttural pop punk production reminiscent of early noughties Blink 182 albums.
You’d be forgiven for only knowing who Machine Gun Kelly is due to that Eminem diss track ‘Rap Devil’ he dropped in 2018.
He’s been on the scene a fair while and has never managed to truly permeate the mainstream in the way you might expect. Mixing punk stylistics with trap, rap, and hip-hop flavours, he’s got a sound that’s perfect for the radio, yet he remains a largely outside name, at least as far as top tier rappers are concerned.
That may change with his latest project, however, which will reportedly be an entirely pop punk album that harkens back to the early noughties guitar-led power chords of bands such as Sum 41, Green Day, and Blink 182. If this new single ‘Bloody Valentine’ is anything to go by then we may be in for a nostalgic throwback treat. Listen to the track below.