In a Sunday Today interview with Willie Geist, the Cleveland musician Machine Gun Kelly (Colson Baker) gets candid about his upcoming album titled, "Born in Horns", stating that he is no longer "holding back". Talking about the upcoming album, Kelly also mentioned what fans could expect from the new music and, by the end of the interview, hinted at the release date.
Machine Gun Kelly took to social media to announce his sixth studio album, ‘Born in Horns’ in the month of August alongside blink-182 drummer, recurring collaborator, and friend Travis Barker, who is also going to act as an executive producer of the album. The duo got inked with the name of the album and Machine Gun Kelly captioned the post, "Born with horns the album. We’re back for round two." This isn't Kelly's first permanent tribute to one of his albums. He has "tickets to my downfall" inked on the base of his neck as well.
In his interview, Machine Gun Kelly tells Willie that the new album will serve in contrast with his previous album, ‘Tickets to My Downfall’. He quoted, "It feels more guitar-heavy for sure, lyrically it definitely goes deeper — but I never like to do anything the same. 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." ‘ Tickets to My Downfall’ scored Kelly his first Billboard Number One album and marked his transition from being a rapper to a rock star. His fans appreciated all the songs on his album and filled up the YouTube section with all the love and support.
Colson also added that he is not scared anymore and there is nothing holding him back from being his true self and his true self cannot be silenced anymore, cannot be restrained. "It's a force, it's like a hurricane. "I can't stop that, it just goes until it feels like stopping, and I don't feel like stopping anytime soon," the singer added.
Machine Gun Kelly recently celebrated one year of the release of Tickets to My Downfall. He posted a video of himself on Instagram on the occasion and mentioned that the album changed his life as he wished it a happy anniversary. "Happy one-year anniversary to the album that changed my life, and I hope it played a part in yours as well. #TicketsToMyDownfall," he wrote.
The singer-actor-rapper is known for songs including, 'Papercuts', ‘Bad Things’, ‘Bloody Valentine’, ‘I think I’m okay’, 'Hollywood Whore', ‘Forget Me Too’, etc. In an appearance on Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday, Lala Kent said the musician apologized for his insensitive tweet in July about his movie ‘Midnight in the Switchgrass’ which he called "trash" at the time. Colson is also a part of the movie which also stars Megan Fox, Bruce Willis, Emile Hirsch, Lukas Haas, and Lydia Hull.
The singer-songwriter, when asked about when he would be releasing the new album, mentioned that ‘Tickets to My Downfall’ deserves the tour he is on right now until the end of the year, but he also desires that his fans have something to listen to the second they open their eyes in 2022. This mention of 2022 hinted at the New Year’s Day release, but nothing has been confirmed yet.
Colson Baker is currently dating actress Megan Fox, and the two have been flooding the news with their affection for each other. Megan and Colson met on the sets of 'Midnight in the Switchgrass' and later Megan Fox starred in the singer's video 'Bloody Valentine' before going official with their relationship.
Machine Gun Kelly's full interview on Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist airs Sunday at 8 a.m. ET on NBC.