These YouTubers created their own Machine Gun Kelly pop-punk song
Paying tribute to MGK’s awesome 2020 pop-punk LP – “We do both genuinely love MGK’s music and wanted to pay homage to him,” they say – the pair do a deep-dive into the sort of “formula” used, studying the music and lyrics, and working out how to emulate it themselves.
Based on Tickets…, they say their fake MGK song needed to have a fast tempo, be in a major key, and use three chords / four notes. The bassline had to be be simple but the drums not so much; Machine Gun Kelly does work with Travis Barker, after all.
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They also pasted all the lyrics from the album into a word analyser, with common themes like ‘kissing’, ‘drinking’ and ‘summer’ coming up, which they then took into their own track.
This is what they came up with…
In a video detailing the process, the duo share that the song was the number one post in the Machine Gun Kelly subreddit that day, with fans clearly digging the tribute. Watch it all unfold below:
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Though some festival-goers booed and flipped-off MGK at Louder Than Life, he says that “all I saw was 20,000 amazing fans at the festival singing every word and 20 angry ones”.
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