new music: queer rapper mykki blanco drops vulnerable, trap-inspired single ‘loner’ ft. jean deaux, announces upcoming tour

September 7, 2016

Just a few weeks ahead of the release of his debut album, ‘Mykki’ (Sept. 16),queer rapper Mykki Blanco shares his first single ‘Loner’ feat. Jean Deaux and produced by Jeremiah Meece. ‘Loner’ is a hard-hitting, trap-leaning song about vulnerability, insecurity and accepting loneliness. Which, coming from most artists would sure sound depressing, but when coming from Mykki, these themes seem to ownership for themselves, even when it ain’t pretty. “Loner” is a song about misunderstanding – and more than misunderstanding it’s a song about a universal feeling of not feeling worthy enough, not feeling good enough. We as a human race go through so much and yet rarely are able to share our pain, our compromises. People only know a party persona when it comes to Mykki Blanco, with this album and with this song I want them to know who I am on the inside,” Blanco tells Stereogum. Listen to the track and see where Mykki’s new tour is headed, down below.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

Tour Dates:
09-15 Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMoca
09-16 Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel
09-17 Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong
09-22 Paris, France – RBMA Festival
09-23 Rennes, France – Ubu
09-24 Nantes, France – Festival Scopitone
09-29 Bordeaux, France – iBoat
09-30 Lyon, France – Le Sucre
10-04 Brighton, England – Patterns
10-05 London, England – XOYO
10-06 Bristol, England – Exchange
10-07 Sheffield, England – The Harley
10-08 Manchester, England – Soup Kitchen
10-12 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkwegv

*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at