Machine Gun Kelly and Glaive refuse to let off the gas in 2022, as their new collaboration “more than life” not only surprised fans last weekend (June 10), but blends MGK’s ever-popular pop-punk sound with Glaive’s captivating vocal presence near perfectly.
Discussing issues within a relationship and how meaningful it is for both Kelly and Glaive, “more than life” is a rock-pop anthem that exemplifies the heartbreak both artists have endured in the past. Giving each other enough space to share what they can bring to the table, the track brings forth a deep message to something most listeners can relate to, crooning directly to their lovers “I need you more than life.” Professing that they can’t live without them, the track’s strong guitar progression pairs with its blazing hook seamlessly, making for a must-listen summer anthem.
But without you I’d die, and I don’t wanna die
Not today, not tomorrow, not tonight, I don’t wanna die
I need you, I need you more than life
More than life, more than life, more than life“more than life” – Machine Gun Kelly and Glaive
In addition to collaborating with one of our generation’s best up-and-coming acts, Machine Gun Kelly has had a year most artists could only dream of. The Houston rapper-turned-rockstar’s latest album Mainstream Sellout earned a No. 1 debut in March, featuring Young Thug, Gunna, Lil Wayne and others. Selling 93,000 units in its first week, it was the first Rock album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in over a year.
Since the album’s release, MGK dropped off a new collaboration with blackbear, directed and starred in his own movie Good Mourning, is preparing for tour with Trippie Redd and Iann Dior and even proposed to longtime girlfriend Megan Fox.
Along with Kelly, Glaive finds himself streaking towards stardom off the back of a transcendent 2021. Releasing the deluxe to his sctinillating 2021 debut All Dogs Go to Heaven in January, the revamped edition included five new tracks and a name change to Old Dog, New Tricks. The teen hyperpop sensation is continually praised for mixing a plethora of sonic elements into his ever-evolving sound — bending genres and expressing emotions in ways that strike listeners at their core.
Most recently collaborating with Chicago-based producer Whethan for his fiery compilation album Midnight — which also touts features from slump6, ericdoa, midwxst, Yeat and more — Glaive is well on his way to greater heights, as he’s slated to be the opener for The Kid Laroi’s “End Of The World” world tour.
With “more than life” already looking to be a mega-hit, MGK and Glaive prove that genre-bent pop crossovers continue to make for stunning surprises.
Watch the video for “More Than Life” below!