After releasing “Family Ties” a collaboration with Micheal Stipe, Mykki Blanco has shared “Your Love Was a Gift.” “I’m not a secret don’t keep me / locked away / I’m worthy of love / don’t you feel that, don’t you feel that way….” sings Dina Gordon, as her voice deep with emotional candor drapes across distorted guitars riffs and soothing symbols.
“Your Love Was a Gift” was Produced by Falty DL (Drew Lustman) and also featuring the vocal talents of rising country star Sam Buck – finds Mykki taking a deliberate backseat with their raspy, experimental vocal pirouetting from background to foreground, flitting between moments of the dextrous rapper we’ve come to know and their newly honed vocal flair. Almost as an echo but never in the shadows, Buck’s soft croon swoops in at the end spinning the song from a shoegaze grunge-bop to a campfire lullaby.
“”Your Love Was a Gift” is for me” mentions Mykki. “If not the most honest, it’s the most beautiful song I’ve ever written. The idea for the song comes from my own wins and losses in the game of love and it’s a story of coming of age as much as coming to terms in adulthood with feeling unloved, yearning to be loved and yearning to be understood.”
Explaining further Mykki describes, “Diana Gordon is a standout songwriter and singer and I’m crafting this song with her as the lead vocal and myself taking the more experimental backseat was a deliberate choice. Diana doesn’t just glimmer on this song, she shines, she owns it she makes the heartfelt lyrics I wrote come alive.”
Mykki Blanco 2022 Live Dates:
May 13: Oblivion Access Fest – Austin, TX
May 20: Pride Fest Ancienne- Brussels, BE
June 2: The Alibi – Palm Springs, CA
June 5: Raising Voices Pride – Los Angeles, CA
Jun 15: BK MAG FEST – Brooklyn, NY
Jun 17: Summer Solstice Fest- AK
Jun 25: Seattle Pride – Seattle, WA
Jul 08: Bilbao BBK Fest – Bilbao, ES
Jul 19: Boomtown – Ghent, BE