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EDITORS’ NOTES

For actor/singers Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller, MKTO’s debut album is a chance to blend polarities. While the songs frequently leverage sorrowful lyrics and slicing, rapped bridges, they’re approachable, upbeat—and unabashedly pop. Oller and Kelley’s huge voices blanket tracks with warm harmonies and impressive vocal ranges. They work with a wealth of familiar topics, from Valentine’s Day (“Heartbreak Holiday”) to the celebration of youth (“Thank You”). On the raw “Wasted”, the angle is shifted inward, showcasing a stripped-down piano ballad that reflects an abundance of talent and maturity.

EDITORS’ NOTES

For actor/singers Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller, MKTO’s debut album is a chance to blend polarities. While the songs frequently leverage sorrowful lyrics and slicing, rapped bridges, they’re approachable, upbeat—and unabashedly pop. Oller and Kelley’s huge voices blanket tracks with warm harmonies and impressive vocal ranges. They work with a wealth of familiar topics, from Valentine’s Day (“Heartbreak Holiday”) to the celebration of youth (“Thank You”). On the raw “Wasted”, the angle is shifted inward, showcasing a stripped-down piano ballad that reflects an abundance of talent and maturity.

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About MKTO

MKTO are a pop/hip-hop duo from California featuring the talents of actor/musicians Malcolm Kelly and Tony Oller, who first met after being cast in the Nickelodeon television series Gigantic in 2010. Prior to this, Kelly starred as the character Walt Lloyd on ABC's Lost, and Oller appeared on several shows including the Disney Channel's As the Bell Rings. After striking up a friendship on Gigantic, the duo formed MKTO (a combination of their initials, as well as the moniker "Misfit Kids Total Outcasts"). In 2012 they released the single "Thank You" on Columbia Records, followed by "Classic" and "God Only Knows" in 2013. In 2014 MKTO released their self-titled debut album, featuring production via Emanuel Kiriakou and Andrew Goldstein and a guest appearance by Ne-Yo. The four-song EP Bad Girls appeared in 2015. ~ Matt Collar

  • ORIGIN
    Los Angeles, CA
  • BORN
    2010

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