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Mykki Blanco releases latest single from upcoming new album

By | Published on Thursday 15 September 2022

Mykki Blanco

Mykki Blanco has released the latest single from their upcoming album, ‘Stay Close To Music’, a track called ‘Pink Diamond Bezel’.

“I am always hoping to create a new alchemy for my sound and for my entire career I have been experimenting with how far I can push rap – from the production to the musical choices to the inspirations”, says Blanco. “Much of my new album and last year’s ‘Broken Hearts & Beautysleep’ is a departure from anything I had done in the past and I hadn’t really made a hip-hop track in years when I wrote ‘Pink Diamond Bezel.’ The song feels as if it’s the love child of Pharrell Williams and The Neptunes as much as Jack White”.

“When I think about the vibe of ‘Pink Diamond Bezel’ I imagine a stretch limousine riding through snow-capped mountains, drinking Kahula and cream with a group of friends in cashmere sweaters, very après-ski, then out of nowhere a shaman appears in the middle of the road, the car halts – a spell is cast, the road catches fire, and we’re forced to kneel in supplication to the forces of nature”, they go on. “I had fun creating this song, it’s a flirtation, it’s sexy and thumping and the second half is pure psychedelic rock chaos”.

‘Stay Close To Music’ is out on 14 Oct, and Blanco will also be in the UK and Ireland for tour dates later this year. Here are those very dates:

29 Nov: London, Heaven
2 Dec: Bristol, Trinity
3 Dec: Dublin, Mother @ Lost Lane
4 Dec: Glasgow, G2
5 Dec: Newcastle, The Cluny
6 Dec: Manchester, Yes

Tickets are on sale now. Listen to ‘Pink Diamond Bezel’ here: