Machine Gun Kelly is done with rock

Author Jad - 28.4.2022

Machine Gun Kelly announced that after two pop punk albums; “Tickets To My Downfall” in 2020 and “Mainstream Sellout” this year, he’s done with rock. Kelly said in an interview with Kevan Kenney of Audacy that his next project will see him return to rap, and that he needs people to ‘begin missing his pop punk sound’ (though whether they will or not is truly a question that intrigues the mind).

I’m going to make a rap album for myself. For no other reason, no point to prove, no chip on my shoulder… If I keep doing things to prove things to people, I’m going to, one, drive myself crazy and, two, not make a good product.

I made “Tickets” and “Mainstream Sellout” because I wanted to make them. I need to now also make people miss that sound because 
“Tickets” and “Mainstream Sellout” are companion albums, I don’t think making a third that’s so [similar to those] is going to be exciting unless it’s missed.

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Kelly later added that he’s “going to do this tour and I’m gonna step into where I left “Hotel Diablo” and expand on my storytelling as a rapper and find a new innovative sound for the hip-hop Machine Gun Kelly. That’s where my excitement is and where me as a music archaeologist wants to explore.”