The trio has decided to surprise drop their new collab “Acting Like That” and it’s arriving sooner than you might think.
MGK, YUNGBLUD and Travis Barker are no strangers to one another. Back in 2019, they collaborated on “I Think I’m OKAY” which was recently certified platinum in the U.S. after it surpassed 1 million sales. As well, the trio joined forces with 24kgoldn for a cover of Sublime‘s “What I Got” for an episode of The YUNGBLUD Show.
More recently, MGK, YUNGBLUD and Barker teamed up with the Used‘s Bert McCracken for the mega-hit “body bag.” The song appears on MGK’s new pop-punk album Tickets To My Downfall which was co-produced by Barker.
Now, it looks like the trio has even more music in store. On Monday, YUNGBLUD shared a video of him talking to MGK over video chat. Together, the duo decided to say “fuck it” and surprise drop their new collab with Barker “Acting Like That.” The track arrives on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 9 P.M. PT.
“SURPRISE !!! me kells n travis just said fuck it and are dropping a song tomorrow ! “acting like that” out tomorrow night midnight (local) 9pm (PST). im so excited i dribbled! are u fuckin ready?!?”
SURPRISE !!! me kells n travis just said fuck it and are dropping a song tomorrow ! “acting like that” out tomorrow night midnight (local) 9pm (PST). im so excited i dribbled! are u fuckin ready?!? 🖤🧷🖤@machinegunkelly @travisbarker pic.twitter.com/kZicuBYAL9
— YUNGBLUD’s on mars (@yungblud) November 30, 2020
As well, “Acting Like That” marks MGK and Barker’s first musical collaboration since the release of Tickets To My Downfall. Earlier this month, Barker confirmed that he and MGK are already back in the studio working on even more new music alongside Jxdn.
Barker is also one of the narrators in MGK and Mod Sun‘s co-directed musical Downfalls High. Earlier this month, the official teaser for the Tickets To My Downfall-inspired film starring TikTok star Chase Hudson and Euphoria‘s Sydney Sweeney was shared. Although Machine Gun Kelly originally said the film is arriving in December, Downfalls High is officially set to premiere sometime in January 2021.
Downfalls High. January 2021 🎬 pic.twitter.com/03nkQbgigI
— Blonde Don (@machinegunkelly) November 23, 2020
On top of all of this, Barker is also currently working on blink-182‘s follow-up to NINE. The EP was originally set to arrive this summer after the debut of “Quarantine.” However, those plans quickly changed.
Mark Hoppus confirmed that the new EP is set to arrive in late 2020 or early 2021. As well, blink-182 have been working so hard on the release that they may have enough material to make it into a full-length album. Matt Skiba also hinted that blink-182’s new batch of songs remind him of the Enema Of The State and Take Off Your Pants and Jacket eras.
To help get you ready for “Acting Like That,” “I Think I’m OKAY” is available to stream below.
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