Review Mykki Blanco - Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep

A glorious trip through all facets of Mykki’s musical personality.

Mykki Blanco - Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep

Mykki Blanco recently described entering their “most prolific period,” and there’s a real energy emanating from mini-album ‘Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep’ that very much echoes the artist’s sentiment. A glorious trip through all facets of Mykki’s musical personality, we go from slinky, clubby opener ‘Trust A Little Bit’ with its matter-of-fact, authoritative verses, to Dev Hynes sprinkling his signature pop-funk on ‘It’s Not My Choice’, via the clubby ‘Love Me’ which features guests Jamila Woods and Jay Cue. Mykki and collaborator FaltyDL opted against the use of samples on the record, a fact most notable in ‘Want From Me’, with the kind of sweeping strings and booming chorus a Shirley Bassey Bond theme wouldn’t turn its nose up at. The highlight, though is the Big Freedia-starring ‘That’s Folks’ with its celebratory earworm of a chorus.

 

As featured in the May 2021 issue of DIY, out now. Scroll down to get your copy.

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