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June 24, 2021

Fasman’s Finds – Mykki Blanco

Fasman’s Finds is our column from Rebecca Fasman (intrepid record nerd, DJ, and curator at the Kinsey Institute) in which she shares what she’s listening to and why. 

Artist, rapper, poet, and musician Mykki Blanco released their new album Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep last week. It is their first album with a record deal, and it reflects the eclectic and wildly talented community of collaborators that Mykki has cultivated over the years. Big Freedia, Jamila Woods, and Kari Faux all appear on the album, among many others. 

This album is also kind of a break-up album, and I see a throughline between the various musical genres that Mykki deftly moves through and the various complex emotional states that we go through in a break-up. Happiness and contentment, frustration and anger, loss and sadness all exist in companionship on this record and it’s ultimately cathartic and empowering to listen to in full. The song I chose from this album is the one that I can’t stop listening to; it’s called “It’s Not My Choice” and it features Blood Orange and a summery acid house vibe that I am apparently addicted to. 

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