Machine Gun Kelly is positive that by him bringing pop punk to a different audience with his album ‘Tickets To My Downfall’, demand for guitar music will be given a boost.
Machine Gun Kelly says his pop punk album ‘Tickets To My Downfall’ is “gonna make demand for guitar music increase”.
The rapper believes his newest record – which is influenced by the category’s leaders Blink-182 and produced by the band’s drummer Travis Scott – has influenced the “new generation” of teenagers to enter pop punk or rock music in general and give way for brand-new bands to come through.
Kelly – whose real name is Colson Baker – told NME: “Let’s just be stoked about something.
“This album might be the reason why bands of our generation, instead of the Foo Fighters, Green Day or one of those established artists, get to headline Coachella and s*** like that – because this album is gonna make the demand for guitar music go up! It’s tapped into the new generation of kids, the 13-to-18-year-olds, that those bands I just named can’t reach at this point.”
The 30-year-old star was informed that pop punk does not sell by his label, however he showed them incorrect when he topped the charts with ‘Tickets To My Downfall’.
Resolving critics of his transition in pop punk, Kelly added: “You have to f****** blur me and the name out.
“I get that people are saying: ‘How the f*** did Machine Gun Kelly make the f****** biggest rock record of the year?’ I