Rakista News

Posted By

Jun 02, 2022
Blackbear Enlists Machine Gun Kelly on New Song "GFY"

Los Angeles, CA, May 27, 2022 – Today, multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter & producer blackbear teams up with multi-platinum selling superstar Machine Gun Kelly on a brand-new song, “gfy.” After teasing clips of the song for weeks, fans can now finally stream pop-punk anthem in full. Click HERE to listen.

Executive produced by Travis Barker, the song marks a new chapter for blackbear and serves as a preview of his highly anticipated sixth studio album, in loving memory due later this Summer via ALAMO/Columbia Records.

“Although ‘gfy’ is the first single from the album, fans will soon see it’s actually a fun intermission in an otherwise vulnerable project. Also, I just like making music with my friends,” blackbear shared. 

The official music video – which blackbear directed along with John Tashiro and Tyler Serebreni – follows him as a suburban dad who gets a little too close to a murder investigation, with Machine Gun Kelly at the center. The video features special appearances by Aisha Mian, Benny Blanco, Mike Posner and August Maturo. Watch the video HERE

Establishing himself as one of the most sought-after artists for collaborations in the industry, blackbear has recently been featured alongside Travis Barker on Avril Lavigne’s newest song, “Love It When You Hate Me,” Machine Gun Kelly’s “make up sex” and All Time Low’s “Monsters”which took home this year’s iHeartRadio Music Award for “Alternative Song of the Year.” In 2021, he collaborated with Machine Gun Kelly on their hit single titled “my ex’s bestfriend”which received the MTV Video Music Award for “Best Alternative Video” and spent multiple weeks #1 at radio.  He’s produced and written hit songs for leading artists in the music industry such as Billie Eilish, Ellie Goulding, Maroon 5, G-Eazy, Justin Bieber, Kane Brown and Charlie Puth. 

Additionally, blackbear is set to join Machine Gun Kelly on a run of dates on his North American tour this summer. Kicking off on June 8 in Austin, TX, he’ll be bringing his explosive live performance to an entirely new audience. Tickets are available now at beartrap.la/pages/tour.

Since first crashing onto the scene in the mid-2010s, blackbear has defied all expectations, effortlessly mixing his hedonistic hellraising and maniac humor with deeply heartfelt emotion. Delivering an outrageously catchy hybrid of pop and hip-hop and alt-R&B, the L.A.-based artist has released five studio albums in the last six years alone, including 2019’s magnum opus ANONYMOUS, and 2020’s gold-certified everything means nothing which rose to #15 on the Billboard 200 Chart. The first glimpse at his latest metamorphosis, the fantastically zeitgeisty anthem “hot girl bummer” dropped in August 2019, reaching #5 at Top 40 radio and earning platinum certification from the RIAA—eventually emerging as blackbear’s most successful smash since 2017’s double-platinum “do re mi.”  

Connect with blackbear: 

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube