Machine Gun Kelly took the pop-punk world by storm with his explosive Tickets To My Downfall album, and it’s no surprise why. The album is one of his most personal projects to date, touching on topics like drug abuse, romance, and his family members’ passing. It’s touched fans worldwide and inspired countless to pick up their own guitars, and thankfully Kells has a fix!
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MGK partnered with Schecter to make a custom Signature PT guitar, inspired by the iconic pink guitar that he’s used throughout the Tickets To My Downfall era. They even made the neck thin so you can easily play solos without your hand cramping, not to mention his XX logo appearing on the frets. We’ll be dreaming about this guitar until we get our own hands on it!
Whether you get the Schecter guitar or already have your own, you can rock like Machine Gun Kelly! Here are some of our favorite riffs from the Tickets To My Downfall album that you can jam out to.
The opening song on Tickets To My Downfall goes from a gentle acoustic strum to a high-octane electric riff, and we can’t get enough! The change in sound reflects his mindset and rise to success as he navigates fame and his mental health.
One of the most memorable moments on TTMD overall is the smash hit ‘bloody valentine,’ which has gotten over 200 million streams since it came out in May 2020. The second we hear the iconic intro and verse riff, we get thrown into Kells’ world of concerts, rockstar attitude, and seemingly ill-fated love.
‘forget me too’ (Feat. Halsey)
We’ve wanted MGK and Halsey to collab for years, and we were over the moon when we first heard ‘forget me too.’ The energetic guitar on the song mirrors the angsty feelings between their two characters, who are letting their frustrations out on each other after a messy breakup. The riff is so exhilarating that it even made Kells jump on a table at a label meeting to jam out:
MGK lets his emotions out on his guitar with ‘lonely,’ a tribute to his late dad and aunt. The song’s success feels like a bit of a full-circle moment, with the first verse mentioning the first song he ever wrote in his aunt’s basement. He whipped out another custom Tickets To My Downfall guitar while performing the song on Saturday Night Live, and his guitarist even added an extra solo to the end:
‘my ex’s best friend’ (Featuring blackbear)
‘my ex’s best friend’ has all the makings of a perfectly catchy pop song, but the infectious guitar line keeps it rooted in the alternative territory. It’s a stadium-ready anthem with just a few chords, so it’s perfect for new learners!
‘nothing inside’ (Featuring iann dior)
‘nothing inside’ is one of the most high-energy songs on TTMD, effortlessly combining electric guitar with a trap-inspired 808 beat. It’s an electrifying fusion of rock and hip-hop that pays homage to MGK’s rap roots while celebrating the pop-punk direction he’s been focusing on.
What are your favorite Tickets To My Downfall songs? Will you be picking up Machine Gun Kelly’s Schecter guitar? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! You can get the MGK Schecter signature PT here.
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