It looks like Machine Gun Kelly’s turn to pop-punk is over for now. During an interview with Audacy, the musician revealed that his next album will find him returning to his rap roots.
Machine Gun Kelly said the following:
“I’m going to make a rap album for myself. 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.”
He also added:
“So I’m going to do this tour and I’m gonna step into where I left [off with 2019’s] ‘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 archaeologist wants to explore.”
This news comes after Machine Gun Kelly caused waves in the rock community a number of times. This includes feuding with Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, performing a lackluster cover of System Of A Down‘s “Aerials,” etc.