Machine Gun Kelly; Photo Courtesy of Peoples Choice Awards
Machine Gun Kelly; Photo Courtesy of Peoples Choice Awards

Machine Gun Kelly Says “Lonely” Was “One Of The Hardest Songs” To Record As It’s About His Late Father

Machine Gun Kelly released his critically acclaimed new album, Tickets To My Downfall, earlier this year and on the project was a song called “Lonely.”

The singer says that the song “was definitely one of the hardest songs” he recorded for the album as it was written about his late Father, who died earlier this year in July after falling ill.

In an interview with Radio.com’s Kevan Kenney, MGK shared that he cried when recording the track as the chorus was very powerful and he let his emotions take the wheel when recording the track.

“I cried when I was recording that. The chorus was really powerful because it started off and I told him to play the beat over and over and over again.” the rapper explained. “I was just going to let my emotions take the steering wheel. I was screaming random things. I caught that phrase ‘lonely, lonely, even when the room is full.”

He continued to say: “I left with tears in my eyes. That song was just really therapeutic.”

Kelly says that he thinks the song wrote itself as he was watching his dad die right in front of him and as an artist he writes about pain and he says he doesn’t know what bigger pain there is than losing the last person that you were taught you could count on.

“I think that song wrote itself as I was watching my father die in front of me,” he added. “As an artist, you write about pain. I don’t what bigger pain there is than losing your last person that you were taught you could count on.”

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