Mykki Blanco shared a new video for her new song “Free Ride”. The track was co-produced by FaltyDL and Hudson Mohawke and features Mykal Kilgore, who was recently nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance at the 2021 Grammys. The track is also Blanco’s first release since signing with Transgressive. Check out the clip for “Free Ride” directed by Hannah Rosselin below.
In a statement, Mykki Blanco said of the song:
Some of the most intimate moments and conversations I’ve ever shared were with my mom on long drives in the southern countryside when I was a teenager. The music that set these memories to music on our daily journey was the stuff of my mother generation. I would find daydreaming, pondering, and imagining the kind of life I want to create for myself. These memories and the music of Luther Vandross were the first inspirations for the creation of my new song “Free Ride”.
Read more about Mykki Blanco’s relationship with SOPHIE’s music in Pitchfork’s feature film “How SOPHIE’s Music Inspired a Generation of Underground Artists”.