Just in time to head out on his headlining tour, Colson Baker, or as the world knows him, Machine Gun Kelly has dropped a music video for his new song “Papercuts.” The track is the first release of his upcoming album Born With Horns, an album scheduled for release with Blink-182‘s very own Travis Barker as executive producer. The announcement of a new album comes close to a year after his latest release, Tickets To My Downfall.
The track still very much stays true to Colson’s newly founded pop-punk roots, however takes a much slower approach. With lyrics like “Bleach my hair, mess it up/Take my life, dress it up. Signed a deal, I got paper cuts/They wanted them, but they got us,” the song shows the struggle of balance within the newly life of fame. The music video, directed by Cole Bennett, starts black and white with MGK rocking an Avatar Aang styled arrow on his head and riding a bike with horns across Sunset Boulevard.
“Travis showed me the art of not overthinking,” MGK recently told Rolling Stone of working with Barker. “There were times I’d walk in, we would plug in instruments, and whatever came out while we were playing would be the song. But then he also showed me that you can completely scrap a whole song, right when you think it’s done, and do it over until it becomes everything it should be. He would answer the phone at 5 a.m. if I called. The studio sessions became cathartic. There was no censorship. He encouraged the raw emotion to come out.”
Watch the video for “Papercuts” and pre-order and pre-save Born with Horns now.
Machine Gun Kelly‘s headlining tour starts next month on September 9th in Minneapolis and will be supported by Carolesdaughter, JXDN, and KennyHoopla. Tickets for the tour are on sale now through MGK’s website.
‘Tickets To My Downfall’ Tour Dates:
Sept. 9 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
Sept. 10 – Council Bluffs, IA – Westfair Amphitheater
Sept. 11 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater
Sept. 13 – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage
Sept. 15 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
Sept. 17 – West Springfield, MA – The Big E
Sept. 21 – Detroit, MI – Aretha Franklin Amphitheater
Sept. 22 – Cincinnati, OH – The Icon Festival Stage at Smale Park
Sept. 24 – Orlando, FL – Rebel Rock Festival
Sept. 25 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
Sept. 28 – St, Louis, MO – St. Louis Music Park
Oct. 2 – Rogers, AK – Walmart Amp
Oct. 3 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amp
Oct. 5 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
Oct. 6 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
Oct. 9 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
Oct. 10 – San Fransisco, CA – The Warfield
Oct. 12 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Pavilion