Machine Gun Kelly says new album Born With Horns is "more guitar-heavy"

Forget the pop-punk of Tickets To My Downfall – on Machine Gun Kelly's sixth album Born With Horns the musician "just turned the lights off".

Machine Gun Kelly says new album Born With Horns is "more guitar-heavy"
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Sam Cahill

Following the release of latest single papercuts in August – a slightly heavier sound than last year's Tickets To My Downfall album – Machine Gun Kelly has revealed that his new album Born With Horns will be "deeper" and more "guitar-heavy".

In a new interview with Sunday TODAY With Willie Geist over the weekend (via Billboard), MGK reveals that album number six will see him pretty much go the opposite direction of Tickets… – and it's a very intentional move.

"It feels more guitar-heavy for sure, lyrically it definitely goes deeper – but I never like to do anything the same," he says. "Every album is a juxtaposition of the last album. So I went and studied Tickets…, and I heard the bright sound that I had, and for this album I just turned the lights off.

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"I'm not scared anymore, there's nothing holding me back from being my true self – and my true self can't be silenced, can't be restrained," he continues. "It's a force, it's like a hurricane. Can't stop that, it just goes until it feels like stopping, and I don't feel like stopping anytime soon."

As for when we'll get to hear Born With Horns in full? It could well be in the next couple of months, as MGK teases: "The second you open your eyes and it's 2022, you'll have something to listen to." So a New Year's Eve release date, then?!

Catch MGK on his sold-out U.S. Tickets To My Downfall tour right now:

October 2021

12 Spokane, WA – Spokane Pavilion
13 Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield
17 Salt Lake City, UY – The Complex
18 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
20 Los Angeles, CA – The Shrine
21 Phoenix, AZ – Meza Amphitheater
24 Dallas. TX – Toyota Music Factory
27 Charlotte, NC – Metro Credit Union
28 Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union Live!

December 2021

18 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

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