That inspiration was Radiohead, in particular their 2000 album Kid A.
“I was listening to a lot of Kid A when I made it,” MGK says. “They use unconventional sounds to fill up the production. I have the same goal: to push people's minds.”
MGK adds about '90s music: “I have Nineties music oozing out of my pores.
“What made rock & roll back then is that it was uncensored,” he continues. “It was raw and dark. Think of 'Something in the Way,' by Nirvana—he was telling everyone how he felt. Now we're in the age of politically correct. I hope to shave that down and bring purity back into things.”
And the best part about working at Chipotle?
“The free meal they gave me every day,” MGK says. “Or the fact that I killed the guac. Everybody was always like, 'Damn, the guac is banging today!' I'd be like, 'Oh, yeah. I made that shit!'”
bloom, MGK's third album, will release May 12.
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