MKSM @rbb Studio 3
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PART OF ME
Label: Milch Musik
ONE OF MY DEMONS
Label: Milch Musik
“One Of My Demons” – musical striptease of the soul that elicits pure goosebumps.
TRACKS IN MINOR
Intoxicating up-tempo sound, the typical UK garage beat, melodies carried by his violin, and lyrics that go straight to the heart — with his new song “Tracks in Minor”, MKSM isn’t just releasing a declaration of love to melancholy and pop-songs in minor. The urban, danceable track details insecurities and fears that everyone can identify with.
Bright images from England, MKSM perform at ‘Cheltenham Pride in the Park’; the mood is wild and rowdy — then a cut: Him alone at a nearly empty intersection in Cheltenham, one-take, and just a few effects. Nothing else was needed to capture the feeling of the track in a visualizer.
With the lyrics he describes, among other things, a kind of hide-and-seek we play with ourselves — wasted talent, missing chances — and then he reminds himself I used to avoid doing things because I was too afraid of doing them wrong or of how other people would react. Run away from the familiar to start over again – until you find yourself again, somewhere new, on your own. Being carried by his own demands of himself, he sings “pushing through with no exception”.
MKSM – suppressing your feelings does not solve any problems – UNBREAKABLE UNTIL I BREAK
Just let go and feel what takes place inside of us – to pop-songs in minor.
The “Tracks in Minor”, “they help me heal” he sings and reminds himself – and us – not to lose ourselves and not to lie to ourselves. The song takes us on the journey to ourselves. “Dive into my pain”, the confrontation of that which we feel doesn’t yet solve our problems, but allows us to begin questioning ourselves and reflecting on our feelings, and that is where the healing begins.
“This song is really special to me because it is, on the one hand autobiographical, the first single of my second EP, and on the other hand the first song where I sing about about a BOY… I needed to take my time to take this step and I’m really PROUD to finally get there. That’s why it feels right to publicly introduce my real partner in the video – that felt the most natural to me!
I love the mix of my soft vocals and the groovy and warm arrangement, and of course it had to have a little hook from my violin! But in this case we also played with some effects so that the song sounds really exciting and fresh.” said MKSM
After winning an “LGBTQ Music Award”, writing campaign songs for LGBTIQ+ initiatives and organizations and performing at the virtual GLOBAL PRIDE on the European Highlight Stage, MKSM released his first EP HIGH ON LOWS in 2021 and the Pride track LOVE IN THE DARK together with the queer artist LEOPOLD.
In addition to numerous PRIDES in Germany, MKSM’s Pride Tour 2022 also took him to the UK and Italy – for the first time ever. After the release of TRACKS IN MINOR, DEEZER described the singer and songwriter as one of the most interesting newcomers in Germany. MKSM’s second EP FEELINGS OF A MISFIT is OUT NOW – it was released on October 28, 2022 on Milch Musik, the label of Peter Plate and Ulf Leo Sommer. ARD Brisant and rbb Studio 3 reported on the release and the artist.
Enough is enough! LEOPOLD and MKSM have had enough of “LGBT-free zones”
The queer singers wrote a song together supporting the I am not an ideology campaign – recently launched by ‚ENOUGH is ENOUGH!‘ and the Polish organization Fundacja Równość.
The campaign is intended to draw attention to the unbearable situation of LGBTIQ * in Poland and to call for solidarity. The so-called LGBT-free zones, which many municipalities and cities, especially in southern Poland, have declared themselves to be, cause displeasure and headlines. Most recently, the European Parliament had positioned itself against it and declared the EU in a symbolic act to be the “LGBTIQ * Freedom Zone” – a free, democratic space that is supposed to strengthen the rights of queer people.
Official campaign song “Love in the Dark”
The two artists LEOPOLD and MKSM have just released the official song for the campaign. “Love in the Dark” is an invitation to everyone to celebrate diversity and to accept all people for who they are. The two artists sing: “Turn on your light” – and deliver a bright and positive song with a message that should encourage courage. An empowering anthem just in time for the start of the Pride season 2021!
Listen here: https://eie.fanlink.to/loveinthedark
All income from streams and downloads will benefit the campaign and support the work of the LGBTIQ * community in Poland..
In addition to MKSM and LEOPOLD, the music video for “Love in the Dark” shows several international artists and political activists who want to signal one thing above all in different languages: Love is not a crime! A visual statement for acceptance and equality, a call for solidarity against discrimination and persecution. Among others, you can see in the video: Vava Vilde from Queen of Drags, the Frankfurt entertainer Electra Pain, the Berlin activist and dancer Haidar Darvish and the popular queer Youtuber Tommy Toaling.
Further information on the campaign and the situation of queer people in Poland: https://enough-is-enough.eu/campaigns/i-am-not-an-ideology/