Mykki Blanco and Kari Faux “Summer Fling”

Mykki Blanco and Kari Faux “Summer Fling.” The Track is off Mykki Blanco's forthcoming release Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep out June 18, 2021
Mykki Blanco and Kari Faux “Summer Fling”

Mykki Blanco and Kari Faux have shared the new track “Summer Fling” which was inspired by the millennium musical production of Missy Elliot and Timbaland. Mykki reveals, “I wanted ‘Summer Fling’ to feel like a song I could have heard at my middle school dance, maybe it’s because those were the years in which I was coming of age. Y2K aesthetics still influence me heavily at some point in the creation of my songs. I always feel like the Y2K vibe haunts its way into the room and makes its presence felt on my records. “Summer Fling” is essentially about ghosting someone, it’s a playful song about the weird ups and downs of dating. I loved writing this song and it got even better when I recruited rapper and vocalist Kari Faux to be on the track. Kari’s delivery is slick and charged up, she takes no prisoners with her bars. She adds a layer of bravado and feminine mystique to the song. In addition to her verse that she wrote, she also contributed to the writing of the hook. “Summer Fling” is the latest single ahead of Mykki’s forthcoming release Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep which will be released on Transgressive Records June 18th via all DSPs.

It’s been just over a decade since the moniker ‘Mykki Blanco’ was created — first as a video art project portraying a teenage female character posting vlogs and raps on social media, but it inevitably evolved into a vehicle of self-discovery in the artist’s journey of forming their personal self-identity.

Mykki has pushed hip-hop to some of its most untethered bounds, melding noise and experimental elements with club and trap sounds, whilst also forging a uniquely subversive path within a genre historically entangled in a problematic ideological web of misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia. And while Blanco has been widely recognized as leading the charge as a pioneering trailblazer in the so-called ‘queer rap’ sub-genre, the music of this forthcoming new chapter of their career represents such significant musical evolution toward eradicating the confines of genre categories and mashing the previous perception of the ceiling of their potential reach.

Mykki says, “For me, I am one of those artists who many would say has taken the longer road to get to where I am now, but it’s that journey which has been the reward because the journey really has been my life; the career has just been the outer shell to the deeper things that I’ve experienced, and I can only be here now because of this journey.”

Mykki Blanco
Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep
Tracklist & Credits
Transgressive Records

1. “Trust A Little Bit (God Colony Version)”
Produced by FaltyDL
Additional Production by God Colony
Lyrics by Mykki Blanco
Lead vocals by Mykki Blanco
Backing vocals by Mykal Kilgore, Leah King, and L1ZY

2. “Free Ride”
Co-produced by FaltyDL and Hudson Mohawke
Lyrics by Mykki Blanco
Lead vocals by Mykki Blanco
Backing vocals by Mykal Kilgore, Leah King, and L1ZY

3. “Summer Fling” (feat. Kari Faux)
Produced by FaltyDL
Lyrics by Mykki Blanco and Kari Faux
Lead vocals by Mykki Blanco and Kari Faux
Backing vocals by AKUA

4. “It’s Not My Choice” (feat. Blood Orange)
Produced by FaltyDL
Additional production by Dev Hynes
Lyrics by Mykki Blanco
Lead vocals by Mykki Blanco and Dev Hynes
Performances on cello, keyboard, and drum machines by Dev Hynes
Performance on saxophone by Matt Blanchard
Backing vocals by Mykal Kilgore, Leah King, and L1ZY

5. “Fuck Your Choices”
Produced by FaltyDL
Lyrics by Mykki Blanco
Lead vocals by Mykki Blanco
Backing vocals by Mykal Kilgore, Leah King, and L1ZY

6. “Love Me” (feat. Jamila Woods and Jay Cue)
Produced by Daniel Fisher (Physical Therapy)
Additional production by FaltyDL
Lyrics by Mykki Blanco
Lead vocals by Mykki Blanco, Jamila Woods, and Jay Cue

7. “Want From Me” (feat. Bruno Ribeiro)
Produced by FaltyDL
Lyrics by Mykki Blanco
Lead vocals by Mykki Blanco and Bruno Ribeiro
Backing vocals by Mykal Kilgore, Leah King, and L1ZY

8. “Patriarchy Ain’t The End of Me”
Produced by FaltyDL
Lyrics by Mykki Blanco
Lead vocals by Mykki Blanco
Backing vocals by Mykal Kilgore, Leah King, and L1ZY

9. “That’s Folks” (feat. Big Freedia)
Produced by FaltyDL
Lyrics by Mykki Blanco and Big Freedia
Lead vocals by Mykki Blanco and Big Freedia

Executive Producer: FaltyDL
Mixing Engineer: James Rand
Additional Vocal Mixing: Joe Crow
Mastering Engineer: Heba Kadry

Pre-Order Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep HERE

Mykki returns to the stage this Saturday, June 5 as part of OUTLOUD Raising Voices’ Pride kick-off concert which takes place at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The three day lineup includes Hayley Kiyoko, Sofi Tukker, Adam Lambert and more. For more info and tickets go here.