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Mykki Blanco teams up with Kari Faux on new bop "Summer Fling"

04 June 2021, 14:18 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Mykki Blanco has unveiled new Kari Faux collaboration "Summer Fling" as the latest preview of their forthcoming mini-album Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep.

After joining forces with Jamila Woods and Jay Cue on the mini-album's lead single "Love Me" in April, Mykki Blanco has delivered new bop "Summer Fling", a collaboration with Kari Faux that features backing vocals from AKUA and is produced by FaltyDL.

Mykki Blanco says of the new outing, "I wanted "Summer Fling" to feel like a song I could have heard at my middle school dance, maybe it's because those were the years in which I was coming of age. Y2K aesthetics still influence me heavily at some point in the creation of my songs. I always feel like the Y2K vibe haunts its way into the room and makes its presence felt on my records. "Summer Fling" is essentially about ghosting someone, it's a playful song about the weird ups and downs of dating. I loved writing this song and it got even better when I recruited rapper and vocalist Kari Faux to be on the track. Kari's delivery is slick and charged up, she takes no prisoners with her bars. She adds a layer of bravado and feminine mystique to the song. In addition to her verse that she wrote, she also contributed to the writing of the hook."

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

"Summer Fling" featuring Kari Faux 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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