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Premiere: Mykki Blanco Teases Debut Album With Smokey ‘Loner’ Vignette

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Premiere: Mykki Blanco Teases Debut Album With Smokey ‘Loner’ Vignette

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Fresh off the release of Mykki Blanco’s first-ever pop single, “Loner,” from his debut studio album, MYKKI, the rapper has created a campaign of vignettes to support his LP’s long-awaited premiere on Sept. 16.

The four-part Oliver David and Madison Velding-VanDam-directed project was shot in a dark studio environment to reflect how bodies are equally sexualized and decontextualized through social media—visual treatment that outlines how our digital encounters today feel both intimate and alienating, which Blanco speaks to lyrically in his Jean Deaux-assisted track.

The first “Loner” teaser saw Blanco in tears amidst a three-some, highlighting the duality of detachment and sexuality. Today, we’re thrilled to premiere its follow-up“Heels,” which sees Blanco slow-dancing in only fishnets, while also dominating an anonymous man with his kitten heel. Engulfed in a sultry cloud of smoke and dripping in sweat, the clip is suggestive without being overtly sexual—balance that reflects the “Loner” character, who’s someone that finds power in isolation.

Watch the BULLETT premiere, below, ahead of MYKKI’s big release this Friday via !K7 Records:



Directed by: Oliver David and Madison Velding-VanDam
Stylist: Luis Nieto Dickens
DP: Oliver David
Editor: Madison Velding-VanDam
Make Up: Didi Fredrika
Assistant Director: Charlie Gillette
Gaffer: Daniel Johnson
Camera Assistant: Mackenzie Carlisle
Featuring: Zach Ligas