Machine Gun Kelly puts rap to rest on new song "Let You Go."
This might be MGK's most radio-friendly release yet. On the latest track off his forthcoming album bloom. (out May 12), the rapper sings(!!!) about a broken heart.
"Since you left, I've been holding on to a memory," he laments over a somber guitar melody. "Since you walked out that door, yeah. And you said I changed and you're so damn sick of me / You're not mine anymore."
Where MGK really strays from his familiar style is the massive Coldplay/Fall Out Boy-inspired chorus and "woahs." Sometimes when an artist switches their sound to fit the mood of mainstream, it can come off as desperate, but this works for him. I think it'll also find a squishy spot on the radio.
"Let You Go" follows "Bad Things" featuring Camilla Cabello and "At My Best" with Hailee Steinfeld. Listen and watch the lyric video below: