Machine Gun Kelly: I don’t think I’d release an album as Colson Baker
Machine Gun Kelly has already proved this year that he can switch things up, achieving the most success of his career with awesome pop-punk LP Tickets To My Downfall. And while it showed us a whole new side to the musician, his trajectory will very likely be continuing under the MGK banner, rather than his real name Colson Baker.
In an insightful segment on CBS This Morning ahead of Play On: A Benefit Concert, the 30-year-old opened up to Anthony Mason about the different sides to his personality, responding to the question, “Would you ever wanna do an album as Colson, or not?” by stating, “I don’t think so. No. That guy is a way different guy. They don’t get along at all, dude.”
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He continues that he is finding a balance between various ‘ledges’.
“I’m trying to get away from those ledges; it’d be nice to be on a plateau,” Machine Gun Kelly ponders, before interrupting himself: “No it wouldn’t, I don’t like that. I always wanna be on a ledge, man. I think you’re always gonna be more aware, and more exciting and excitable when you’re about to fall. As long as I keep my balance, I prefer to just be on that ledge.”
“You’re comfortable being uncomfortable,” responds Anthony.
“Yeah,” MGK agrees. “That’s how art should be.”
It’s a similar sentiment to Machine Gun Kelly’s recent interview with Dave Franco, in which he spoke of separating Colson from who he is as an artist.
“Currently, my drug of choice is happiness and commitment to the art, rather than commitment to a vice that I believed made the art,” he said. “I’m taking steps. I had my first therapy session last Thursday. That’s the first time I ever went,‘Hey, I need to separate these two people,’ which is Machine Gun Kelly and Colson Baker. The dichotomy is too intense for me.”
Watch the full CBS This Morning interview below:
And check out Machine Gun Kelly performing Forget Me Too and Bloody Valentine for Play On: A Benefit Concert:
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