Mykki Blanco’s ‘Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep’ will feature Hudson Mohawke and Blood Orange

"‘Love Me’ is essentially about so many forms of love, patience, trust, time," Mykki says

27.04.21, Words by: Felicity Martin

Mykki Blanco has announced a new mini-album, ‘Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep’.

Clocking in at nine tracks, the album is due to feature Blood Orange, Hudson Mohawke, Big Freedia and Jamila Woods, who features on Blanco’s new single ‘Love Me’.

Of the single, Mykki said: “‘Love Me’ is essentially about so many forms of love, patience, trust, time. It is about the potion that is created when you sift through the ingredients that create “love”, the alchemy we as human beings take part in to convey these feelings deep inside of us.

“Jamila really comprises a lot of elements creatively that I just find awesome. Her soothing, soulful and folkloric voice reminiscent of great musicians like Janis Ian or Joni Mitchell. I was completely drawn into Jamila’s leaning towards crafting songs with strong lyricism, poetry and themes exploring self-love, intimacy, Black pride, power and vulnerability, so I approached her about working with me and sent her the instrumental for ‘Love Me.’”

The track’s producer, Daniel Fisher aka Physical Therapy, says: “Mykki and I were roommates in Chicago in 2006 and best friends since. They literally spotted me on the sidewalk one day, decided we should be friends and my life hasn’t been the same since. I followed them to NYC in 2008, where they introduced me to club music and we eventually started a band together. Ever since that band ended we have been trying to collaborate on a Mykki Blanco track. ‘Love Me’ really is the culmination of so much history for us.”

Listen to ‘Love Me’ below.

Read our feature with Mykki Blanco from 2013.

‘Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep’ is set for release on June 18th.

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