Recently Quinn spoke to Music Mayhem about his “Love Race” collaboration alongside rapper-turned-rocker Machine Gun Kelly. Quinn and MGK have been friends for a longtime since meeting on Vans Warped Tour, and the superstar pair previously collaborated on their single’s “Swing Life Away” and “Alone.”
“Me and Kells have been friends for a while and, you know, I haven’t really been in close contact with him, like we see each other every once in a while, and it’s always like picking up where we started off,” Quinn explained of their friendship before discussing how the collaboration came to be. “He just called me randomly out of the blue, and asked me if I wanted to be a part of this track, sent it to me, and I went in that night. I think, that evening, and recorded my portion of the song, and, dude, it’s been a whirlwind, it’s been really, really cool to do the song, and then to fly to L.A. to do the Ellen Show and then to go back and do a music video and things like that. It’s been a blast, man. His world is really, really interesting.”
When Music Mayhem asked Quinn how important it is to him to keep pop-punk music alive, and seeing MGK keeping the spotlight on pop-punk within the mainstream media after they gave the live debut of their “Love Race” collaboration on The Ellen Degeneres Show.
“I think that Machine Gun Kelly is doing a really good job at that,” Quinn said of MGK keeping pop-punk alive. “I think that, you know, like a lot of these mainstream artists collaborating with seen artists is good for the world that we grew up in, and it’s cool to see him take it to a platform and win Billboard awards for it and stuff. That’s really, really cool. But yeah, I think that it’s just, you know, I think that if it’s pushing the scene forward and putting it in peoples’ minds and in their ears, it’s really just a good thing all around, and I’m just happy to be a part of it.”