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It's Not My Choice (feat. Blood Orange)

by Mykki Blanco

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On Friday, June 18th, Mykki Blanco will drop their highly anticipated mini-album, Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep (Transgressive Records). Today they share another taste of the LP by way of new single “It’s Not My Choice” (feat. Blood Orange) - a soft mid tempo soul jam that narrates the tug of war that is a dysfunctional relationship. The track sees Mykki Blanco navigating the painful realities of a potential breakup, reflecting then pleading to save their romance and keep the love alive. With production from executive producer FaltyDL reminiscent of the early eighties musical stylings of Steely Dan, Michael McDonald and Anita Baker, “It’s Not My Choice” finds Blood Orange’s Devonte Hynes crooning melancholically over a lush synth and saxophone laden baseline. “It’s Not My Choice” leaves the listener musing whether it’s worth it to stay together or allow love to have a change of heart.

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Devonte Hynes:
It’s not my choice, if you’re not at home
I’m on my own, I’m on my own
It’s not my choice, if you’re not at home
I’m on my own, I’m on my own

Chorus:
Are you gonna give up? Gonna run out? Gonna show out? Are you?
Are you gonna give up, gonna give up?
Are you gonna give up? Gonna run out? Gonna show out? Are you?
Are you gonna give up, gonna give up?

Mykki Blanco:
Quit me, cancel, lets just stop.
Evict my shit, like it aint my spot.
Abracadabra, poof, yes I’m gone,
back pedal to the medal you was oh so wrong.
True love, true love can’t beef with you,
take out on the couch that's beef with you.
I’m selfish, weak, I’m me me me,
same shit, old shit, like a TBT.
On some EBT on some you need me,
I’m high by the beach Lana please save me.
My baby’s gone, my shorty’s ghost
my shorty aint my boo no mo.
Love on slo mo, this ain’t no joke
I miss you, kiss you, a’int no hoax
I ain’t no ho, baby you should know
baby we both grown, shorty please come home.

Devonte Hynes:
It’s not my choice
I’m on my own
It’s not my choice

Mykki:
Bring ya ass home, bring ya ass home
Bring ya ass home, bring ya ass home

Chorus:
Are you gonna give up? Gonna run out? Gonna show out? Are you?
Are you gonna give up, gonna give up?
Are you gonna give up? Gonna run out? Gonna show out? Are you?
Are you gonna give up, gonna give up?

Mykki:
Baby, I know I was wrong
I know I messed up, but
I want you outta my head and back in my bed
I want you outta my head and back in my bed
Please come home
Baby, please come home

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released June 15, 2021
“It's Not My Choice” (feat. Blood Orange)
Produced by FaltyDL
Additional production by Dev Hynes
Lyrics by Mykki Blanco
Lead vocals by Mykki Blanco and Dev Hynes
Performances on cello, keyboard, and drum machines by Dev Hynes
Performance on saxophone by Matt Blanchard
Backing vocals by Mykal Kilgore, Leah King, and L1ZY
Mixed by James Rand
Mastered by Heba Kadry

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Mykki Blanco Los Angeles, California

It's been just over a decade since ‘Mykki Blanco’ was created — first as a video art project portraying a teen female character (inspired by Lil Kim’s ‘Kimmy Blanco’ alter ego), but it inevitably evolved into a vehicle of self-discovery in the artist’s journey of forming their self-identity. They recently signed with Transgressive Records and “Free Ride” is the first taste of their next chapter. ... more

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