MKTO have been quiet…too quiet….but that’s all changed! Malcolm Kelly and Tony Oller are back with a brand new single called “Marry Those Eyes.” They’ve released several tracks since returning from a two year hiatus and their newest track highlights their abilities to seamlessly craft addictive pop perfection and r&b charisma.
“The wonderful thing about creating is creating with other talented people from all over the world,” says Tony. “Dag Lundberg had this track and the second we heard it we loved it, and finished it up co-writing with Eman Kiriakou (Selena Gomez, Ne-Yo) and Evan Bogart (Beyoncé, Rihanna). We’re so excited for everyone to hear it! The song is a journey with hypnotic lyrics,” he adds.
Malcom Kelley and Tony Oller aka MKTO are back and they’re better than ever! The two best friends return after a two year hiatus right where they left off with a brand new single called “How Can I Forget.” They teamed up with longtime collaborators and co-writers Emanuel “Eman” Kiriakou [Selena Gomez, Ne-Yo] and Evan “Kidd” Bogart[Beyonce, Rihanna] and promise that more new music is on the way soon! “How Can I Forget” brings their classic R&B charisma, finger snaps, and a bright guitar riff marking a new chapter for MKTO.
When asked about the timing, “The timing was just right,” says Malcolm. “This was the moment. We had the records ready. We wanted to deliver for the fans who had been waiting.” Tony said, “We’re both just so humbled and thankful to the people who have supported our music. It’s only that sort of support that allows us to get back out there. There’s an energy between us that we never found anywhere else. We’re so excited to be back.”
Watch the Westworld inspired video for “How Can I Forget” below!
Grab a copy on iTunes and Amazon or stream on Spotify and stay tuned for more new music from MKTO coming soon.
It’s Friday the 13th and MKTO just dropped a perfect new track for the occasion, “Superstitious.” Malcolm and Tony are back with a funky track that will get you in the groove for today or really, any time you just want it to work out with your crush!
The guys have been away from music for a bit working on other projects but we’re glad they’re back! We’re crossing our fingers and using our good luck charms that this song turns out to be as big of a hit as we know it is. Listen to “Superstitious” below.
After teasing fans on social media with new music, MKTO finally dropped their new single – and we get TWO songs! “Hands Off My Heart/Places You Go” is a two part story . This is the first new music we’ve had from Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller since last Summer’s “Bad Girls” EP (still our JAM). The duo have been hard at work in the studio writing and recording for their upcoming sophomore album. We can’t wait! We’re so thrilled for new music from the guys and are hoping for some tour dates soon! Listen to “Hands Off My Heart/Places You Go” now!
MKTO dropped a brand new song earlier this week and we didn’t have to wait very long for the premiere of their video! Malcolm and Tony have been hard at work on tour and writing new music since we saw them breakthrough last year with their infectious track “Classic.” The brand new single, “Bad Girls” has a solid beat and a funky horn section that we’ll be dancing to all Summer long! We love the music video, too. Watch what happens when MKTO get kidnapped by some bad girls … who end up being fangirls.
We caught the American Dream Tour last week when it hit Irving Plaza in NYC. It was an awesome lineup already, with Tiffany Houghton and Action Item opening for MKTO. But we were even more excited when an old favorite, Patent Pending, was added to the New York show!
We unfortunately only got to see the tail end of Patent Pending’s set, but their energetic live show and infectious energy had the entire crowd pumped up. Check out their latest project, Mario & The Brick Breakers.
Tiffany Houghton was up next! We discovered Tiffany when she followed us on Twitter one day, and we’re so glad she did! We instantly fell in love with her pop country sound and fun style. Her live performance did not disappoint. Tiffany is a perfect blend of sweet and sassy, just like her new single “The Best.” Of course our favorite moment of her set came when she sang “Band Boy,” complete with a cover of 5SOS’ “She Looks So Perfect.” She certainly won over all of the fan girls in the audience (she’s one of us!) Watch her performance below.
We were majorly impressed with MKTO, especially as Tony Oller has been dealing with laryngitis. (They had to reschedule their Philly stop!) He still sounded great – if he hadn’t tweeted about it, we would have had no idea! What a trooper. Tony and Malcolm did an outstanding cover of Nico & Vinz’s “Am I Wrong.”
They played most of their debut album, including tracks like “Heartbreak Holiday,” “Forever Until Tomorrow,” “Thank You,” and of course their summer hit “Classic.”
If you can make it to the American Dream Tour, go!!! There are a few shows left before the tour wraps up in Chicago next week. MKTO will also be back in NYC for the US Open Arthur Ashe Kids Day on August 23rd with Hunter Hayes & The Vamps! Get more info HERE!