12 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Skizzy Mars keeps to himself on his studio debut, exploring mental landscapes and tactile affairs. Inward thinking and a bit emo (“I’m Ready” even references Morrissey’s “You Have Killed Me”), Mars stockpiles his misadventures and turns them into catchy, melodic songs that straddle the lines between hip-hop, R&B, and pop. Mars switches between singing and rapping with the flair and freedom of a street skater combining tricks. “Comb” is an anthem for post-club shenanigans. “Girl on a Train” is a missed-signals story in the vein of Frank Ocean’s “Novacane” that highlights his storytelling abilities. Alone Together is an intimate look at Skizzy Mars’s world and feeling isolated in the big city.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Skizzy Mars keeps to himself on his studio debut, exploring mental landscapes and tactile affairs. Inward thinking and a bit emo (“I’m Ready” even references Morrissey’s “You Have Killed Me”), Mars stockpiles his misadventures and turns them into catchy, melodic songs that straddle the lines between hip-hop, R&B, and pop. Mars switches between singing and rapping with the flair and freedom of a street skater combining tricks. “Comb” is an anthem for post-club shenanigans. “Girl on a Train” is a missed-signals story in the vein of Frank Ocean’s “Novacane” that highlights his storytelling abilities. Alone Together is an intimate look at Skizzy Mars’s world and feeling isolated in the big city.

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About Skizzy Mars

Skizzy Mars (born Myles Mills) is an MC based in Manhattan who specializes in jocular, melodic, slightly left-of-center rap. Born and raised in Harlem, he got into modern rock bands, later immersed himself in the output of rappers like Kid Cudi and Kanye West, and traced back to A Tribe Called Quest. While still a teenager, he uploaded "Douchebag," a track that caught some attention and prompted him to expose more material that attracted a publishing deal. A couple mixtapes, Phases and Pace, followed in 2013 and 2014, respectively. The Red Balloon Project, a seven-track EP supported by major distribution from WEA, was released in February 2015 and debuted at number 35 on the Billboard 200 chart. Alone Together, Mills' proper debut album, followed in April 2016 with appearances from JoJo and Rome Fortune, among others. It landed at number 50 on the Billboard 200. That same year, he appeared with Jasmine Thompson on Vice's "Steady 1234" single, later collaborating with Take a Daytrip on 2017's "She Knows." The following year, Skizzy issued the are you OK? EP, which featured the singles "American Dream" and "2006." ~ Andy Kellman

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