Listen to Mykki Blanco's New Track "Lucky"
The song was recorded live in London
The track features a three-piece string arrangement from composer Mark Rodríguez and came as a result of collaboration with FaltyDL and music director Nick Rosen, who plays cello on the song.
Blanco elaborated in a press release:
I was 26 when I started writing raps and making music. For a long time, I approached it like I would theatre or performance art — in this really cut and paste interdisciplinary way. And before diving into this new chapter of music I've been working on with FaltyDL, I had only ever worked with session players in the studio once. But now, my process has really grown and evolved to where live instrumentation is so central to the sounds I am creating. I am working with music director Nick Rosen on building out the band of musicians and vocalists for my new live stage show — he has helped enormously in taking electronic elements and translating them into live musical components performed by musicians. "Lucky" is light-hearted with funny, tight punchlines and a heavy beat. I think the live string section for the intro and outro is just this very dramatic but delicate juxtaposition to what I'm saying in the song.
Listen to "Lucky" below, where you'll also find Blanco's Instagram announcement.
NEW MUSIC DROPPING TOMORROW ✨✨ . "LUCKY" (LIVE IN LONDON) . Produced by @faltydl. . Musical Direction by @nickrosenmusic. String arrangement by @pianomark16. . Featuring: @4stringsz on violin & Katono Sato on viola. . Photography : @pedrocks_ . Single artwork: @paperrunning NEW MYKKI BLANCO DROPPING TOMORROW, STAY TUNED