Mykki Blanco announces mini-album, shares new single Love Me

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Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep arrives in June via Transgressive Records.

Mykki Blanco has announced a new mini-album entitled Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep. The nine-track project marks Blanco’s first official release in nearly five years, following their debut album Mykki. It’s scheduled for release in June via Transgressive Records.

The mini-album was unveiled yesterday (27 April) alongside the release of new single Love Me, which features Jamila Woods and Blanco’s real-life brother Jay Cue. The track was produced by Physical Therapy – real name Daniel Fisher – with additional production from the project’s executive producer FaltyDL. Tune into Love Me below.

Love Me is essentially about so many forms of love, patience, trust, time,” says Blanco on the new track. “It is about the potion that is created when you sift through the ingredients that create ‘love’, the alchemy we as human beings take part in to convey these feelings deep inside of us.” [sic]

Meanwhile, Physical Therapy says, “Mykki and I were roommates in Chicago in 2006 and best friends since. They literally spotted me on the sidewalk one day, decided we should be friends and my life hasn’t been the same since. I followed them to NYC in 2008, where they introduced me to club music and we eventually started a band together. Ever since that band ended we have been trying to collaborate on a Mykki Blanco track. Love Me really is the culmination of so much history for us.”

Last month, Blanco dropped the project’s FaltyDL and Hudson Mohawke-produced lead single Free Ride. The likes of Blood Orange, Gods Colony and Big Freedia also feature on the upcoming mini-album. 

Transgressive Records will release Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep on 18 June, with a physical release scheduled for 1 October. Pre-order it here and revisit Blanco’s cover story