"Stay Close To Music" - the new studio album from Mykki Blanco - is unlike anything they have released before. Adventurous and expansive, it shatters any previously held assumptions about Mykki’s artistry, leaving them free to define their sound for themselves.
Throughout their evolution, poet, artist, musician Mykki Blanco has continuously blurred genres - pulling rave, trap, grunge and punk influences into a swirling pool of experimental hip hop that celebrated queer and trans experiences.
The songs spun together through numerous jam sessions, with writing taking place in Lisbon, Paris, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. By 2019, Mykki realized that they were working on two different records concurrently. The first became 2021’s lauded mini-album "Broken Hearts and Beauty Sleep" and now Mykki readies the second collection of the sessions via "Stay Close To Music".
"Stay Close To Music" features from MNEK, Kelsey Lu, ANOHNI, Diana Gordon, Devendra Banhart, Jónsi and more.