Following the release of his Romeo and Juliet-inspired epic, “High School Never Ends,” Mykki Blanco has announced the arrival of his debut studio album, Mykki, slated for release September 16 off Dogfood Music Group and !K7. The full LP will be produced by Paris’ Woodkid and Chicago’s Jeremiah Meece, including a brand new track, “The Plug Won’t,” which Blanco shared today.
The single, produced by Meece (formerly of The-Drum), follows a long line of the two collaborating, first with their woozy standout, “She Gutta,” and more recently with the menacing “Coke White, Starlight.” On “The Plug Won’t,” which they recorded together in Chicago, Blanco raps about drug-fueled club infatuation: “Cause the plug don’t love me like you; the drugs don’t love me like you.” he sings through spacey autotune.
“This track was cool because it came together so organically,” Meece said about their process. “[Mykki] started doing the vocals he’d written and I started making the beat, cutting up the synth line. As he was doing it, I heard he was rapping the verses, but he was kinda singing this refrain, so I started writing in the melodic sections.”
If Meece had created the beat alone, the verse and refrain would’ve likely been separate songs, or the melodic portion wouldn’t have happened at all: “Since I could see what his vision was for the song from him doing the vocals acapella, we ended up with ‘The Plug Won’t.’ It’s great when you can be truly collaborative and not just paste an artist’s vocals over a beat that was made for anyone.”
Listen to “The Plug Won’t,” below: