Mykki Blanco Announces New Album Stay Close to Music, Shares Video for New Song: Watch
Mykki Blanco has announced their new LP Stay Close to Music with a video for its first single “French Lessons” with Kelsey Lu. The album is due out October 14 via Transgressive; it features appearances from ANOHNI, Devendra Banhart, Jonsi of Sigur Rós, Mnek, Saul Williams, and more. Check out the video for “French Lessons” below.
A second version of “French Lessons,” included on the album, features additional vocals from ANOHNI. The single’s video was shot in the European country of Georgia and directed by Felix Kalmenson. Of the video, Kalmenson said in a statement:
Stay Close to Music was made in collaboration with FaltyDL during jam sessions in Lisbon, Paris, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Of the sessions’ live instrumentation, Blanco said in a statement: “It just transported me. It enabled me to dream in a way that I had never dreamed with my own songwriting. All of a sudden, I felt like I had this template where I could make that sound my own.”