Machine Gun Kelly goes pop punk on “Bloody Valentine”

Produced by Blink-182’s Travis Barker.

Machine Gun Kelly sets hip hop aside for his latest single, “Bloody Valentine,” which previews the rapper’s upcoming pop punk album, Tickets to My Downfall.

“I can’t hide how I feel about you inside / I’d give everything up tonight if I could just have you, be mine / Be mine,” MGK sings over energetic electric guitar and drums—a rock radio-friendly production overseen by Blink-182’s drummer Travis Barker.

“Bloody Valentine” follows several other one-off releases from Kelly, including “Bullets With Names” with Young Thug, Lil Duke and RHMrLA and last year’s “Why Are You Here.”

Most recently, he’s been keeping fans entertained with sessions while in coronavirus lockdown. These performances have spawned covers of hits like Paramore’s “Misery Business,” Oasis’ “Champagne Supernova” (with Yungblud) and Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain.” He also freestyled over Jack Harlow’s hit “What’s Poppin” and performed a new song, “In These Walls.”

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Tickets to My Downfall will follow the Cleveland artist’s 2019 album, Hotel Diablo. Listen to “Bloody Valentine” below.

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