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Mykki Blanco Goes Pop on New Single, ‘Loner,’ With Chicago’s Jean Deaux

Music

Mykki Blanco Goes Pop on New Single, ‘Loner,’ With Chicago’s Jean Deaux

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Lifted off his debut studio album, MYKKI, rapper Mykki Blanco shared today the full length’s pop single, “Loner,” featuring rising Chicago vocalist Jean Deaux. With washed-out vocals and airy, wistful production, Blanco’s latest veers from his more aggressive Jeremiah Meece-produced cut, “The Plug Won’t,” released this past July. “I’m fucked up; I know that; I need help; I’m so sad,” Blanco sings, reflecting the raw, melancholic tenor of lead single, “High School Never Ends.”

“Loner is a song about misunderstanding—and more than misunderstanding it’s a song about a universal feeling of not feeling worthy enough, not feeling good enough,” Blanco said. “We as a human race go through so much and yet rarely are able to share our pain, our compromises. People only know a party persona when it comes to Mykki Blanco, with this album and with this song I want them to know who I am on the inside.”

Stream “Loner,” below, ahead of MYKKI’s official release Sept. 16: