READY – a pop EP full of multi-faceted QUEER STORIES
With Milch Musik, the label of Peter Plate (Rosenstolz) and Ulf Leo Sommer, MKSM – Germany’s most booked CSD artist (queer BILD) is releasing his third EP. The focus track READY describes the end of a gay love story and the desire to see the other person happy – but also admitting that you’re not ready just yet. The drum’n’bass beat and the rhythmic violins played by MKSM accompany both the soft verse vocals and the radically honest lines of the chorus.
Wait for me to be ready – Cause I can’t see you happy – just yet
Relationships don’t always have to break up overly dramatically. READY shows the spectrum of feelings that can be expressed honestly – in an inner monologue or in an actual conversation with your ex-partner.
I really hope that he is everything you need – Really hope you’ll fight a little less than we did – And maybe he’s the perfect partner to have kids with
In the music video, MKSM and the queer comedian and actor Philipp Leinenbach show a sincere farewell to a relationship. The rustic Berlin pub GOLDENER LÖFFEL and an old television that shows the autumnal Halensee with the two protagonists form the backdrop.
READY for self-love, like in LOVING MYSELF – the track that has been named the PRIDE anthem of the year by many queer media (SCHWULISSIMO, queer BILD). In the empowering music video, queer activists like Jochen Schropp and Brix Schaumburg talk about their path to themselves.
READY for your own needs – as in the hyper-pop influenced tracks BREAKING MY RULES and USED TO DO.
READY for unconditional love, as in the acoustic LAST ONE – a GAY LOVE SONG that celebrates gay love and tells of the ups and downs of the search for it. For the music video he gets support from queer activists and influencers, like Maxi Pichlmeier and ‘Papas im Glück’, who show us their love and their lives.
The queer singer, songwriter, violinist and activist MKSM, who was born in Russia, grew up in Ukraine and lived in London, tells honest and unambiguous queer stories on his third EP. And these are just as diverse as the people who shape them.