Ready for the heat? Mykki Blanco and Kari Faux bring the ghosts of Y2K all the way into the 21st century on their new track Summer Fling, inspired by the millennium musical production of Missy Elliot and Timbaland.
Mykki reveals, "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."
Summer Fling is the latest single ahead of Mykki’s highly awaited mini-album, Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep, which will be released on June 18th 2021. The physical formats will be available on October 1st 2021. It marks Blanco’s first official release in nearly five years since their debut full-length Mykki album, and features guests such as Blood Orange, Jamila Woods, Big Freedia and more.