Machine Gun Kelly just wrapped up the U.S. leg of his monumental mainstream sellout Tour, and he brought some of his coolest friends along for the ride. Some notable examples: Avril Lavigne, who he hopped on ‘Bois Lie’ with. blackbear, who appears on tracks like ‘my ex’s best friend’ and ‘make up sex.’ iann dior, who features on ‘nothing inside’ and ‘fake love don’t last.’ Travis Barker, who executive produced Tickets To My Downfall and mainstream sellout.
But the mainstream sellout Tour also welcomed a new face to the EST family, and that’s the incredible 44phantom! 44 is one of the most impressive rising stars on the alt scene, and we’re so happy that hopping on MGK’s tour will get him more recognition. It’s also getting us a new anthem to add to all our playlists…
It just so happens that 44phantom and Kells’ team-up tells you exactly how to listen to it in the title: ‘don’t sleep, repeat.’ So, naturally, we’ve been following their instructions and keeping it on loop until we pass out! If you’re an alternative fan, this track needs to be on your radar – every second, every beat, and every emotive lyric will keep you hooked.
I just think it’s crazy that a couple of DMs from last year got us here. We finally got in the studio together and started talking about how we came from different but similar places and realized something we both struggled with were vices. So we decided to write a love song about it. It’s really just a love song to our vices.
MGK has made it a tradition to bring out his openers to sing their collabs together during his set, so now that the mainstream sellout Tour is hitting Europe, we’re hoping to see ‘don’t sleep, repeat’ live soon! This track has such a unique energy we can’t get enough of – the more content we can get with it, the better.
If 44phantom keeps pumping out anthems like this, our favorite playlists are gonna wind up being 90% just his work. Not that we’d complain though.
Now, we wanna hear from you! What do you think of ‘don’t sleep, repeat?’ Do you have tickets to see 44phantom and Machine Gun Kelly on tour in Europe? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! And for more THP-approved music recs you need to hear, click here.