MACHINE GUN KELLY has revealed that he is done with rock music after releasing two pop punk albums –Tickets To My Downfall in 2020 and Mainstream Sellout this year.
During a new interview with Kevan Kenney of Audacy, MGK said that his next project will see him return to rap, and that he needs people to begin missing his pop punk sound.
“I’m going to make a rap album for myself,” he revealed. “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.”
Kelly later added that he’s “going to do this tour and I’m gonna step into where I left [2019 rap album] 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 archeologist wants to explore.”