Mykki Blanco Announces New Mini-Album “Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep”, Drops New Song “Love Me” featuring Jamila Woods & Jay Cue
- American rapper Mykki Blanco announced his upcoming mini-album “Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep” will be released on June 18, 2021 via Transgressive Records.
The album is his first project since his 2016 debut album “Mykki” and comprises of 9-track, featuring guest appearances from Kari Faux, Blood Orange, Jamila Woods, Jay Cue, Bruno Ribeiro and Big Freedia.
From the album, he unveiled a new song “Love Me”. He teamed up with Chicago-based singer-songwriter Jamila Woods and Los Angeles based Hip-Hip singer Jay Cue, who is Mykki Blanco's brother, on the track.
Mykki Blanco said of the song, “'Love Me' is essentially about so many forms of love, patience, trust, time. It is about the potion that is created when you sift through the ingredients that create 'love,' the alchemy we as human beings take part in to convey these feelings deep inside of us.”
- He continued, “Jamila really comprises a lot of elements creatively that I just find awesome. Her soothing, soulful and folkloric voice is reminiscent of great musicians like Janis Ian or Joni Mitchell. I was completely drawn into Jamila's leaning towards crafting songs with strong lyricism, poetry, and themes exploring self-love, intimacy, Black pride, power, and vulnerability. So I approached her about working with me and sent her the instrumental for “Love Me.” She made my lyrics her own and created a hazy, cozy, mystical vibe to the production that really planted the seeds of what 'Love Me' became. Months later, I asked my little brother Jaycue (yes my real brother) to join in on the song. His section of the song he wrote himself and he poured himself into it heart and soul. That day, working with my brother impressed me so much because it was like seeing my own creativity, our family bond, his intense creative force just all coming together and it was extremely emotional for me and it really cemented for me what 'Love Me' is about.”
- source : Spotify