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Mykki Blanco announces mini-album, recruits Jamila Woods and Jay Cue for lead single "Love Me"

27 April 2021, 14:38 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Mykki Blanco is back with news of their upcoming mini-album Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep, and has shared new single "Love Me" featuring Jamila Woods and Jay Cue as the lead outing.

After signing to Transgressive and releasing "Free Ride" last month, Mykki Blanco has returned with news of their new mini-album Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep, and has teamed up with Jamila Woods and their real-life brother Jay Cue for the lead single "Love Me".

Blanco shares, ""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," Blanco adds. "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". She made my lyrics her own and created a hazy, cozy, mystical vibe to the production that really planted the seeds of what "Love Me" became. Months later I asked my little brother Jaycue (yes my real brother), to join in on the song. His section of the song he wrote himself and he poured himself into it, heart and soul. That day working with my brother impressed me so much because it was like seeing my own creativity, our family bond, his intense creative force just all coming together and it was extremely emotional for me and it really cemented for me what "Love Me" is about."

The majority of songs on Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep were written by Blanco and produced by FaltyDL, and across the nine tracks Blanco will collaborate with Blood Orange, Big Freedia, Bruno Ribeiro and more.


  1. Trust A Little Bit (God Colony Version)
  2. Free Ride
  3. Summer Fling (Feat. Kari Faux)
  4. It's Not My Choice (Feat. Blood Orange)
  5. Fuck Your Choices
  6. Love Me (Feat. Jamila Woods and Jay Cue)
  7. Want From Me (Feat. Bruno Ribeiro)
  8. Patriarchy Ain't The End of Me
  9. That's Folks (Feat. Big Freedia)
"Love Me" featuring Jamilla Woods and Jay Cue is out now. Mykki Blanco's Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep mini-album will arrive via Transgressive on 18 June, and is available to pre-order now.
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