After becoming best friends on the set of Gigantic, MKTO took pop by storm in 2014. Their breakout single “Classic” reached #8 on the Billboard Top 40 chart, earned a double-platinum plaque from the RIAA, and transformed into a worldwide sensation with platinum and gold certifications in Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Denmark. Meanwhile, MKTO’s self-titled full-length debut yielded other hits such as “Thank You,” “God Only Knows,” and “American Dream”.
Between selling out headline dates on three continents and supporting Demi Lovato in arenas, they performed for the First Family at the 2015 White House Easter Egg Roll—another major milestone. They also performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden and Good Morning America in addition to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Plus, Taylor Swift invited them on stage to duet on “Classic” during a sold out tour stop in Boston.
Following this whirlwind, 2016 saw them commence a much-needed break, the guys hit the studio again with longtime collaborators Emanuel “Eman” Kiriakou [Selena Gomez, Ne-Yo] and Evan “Kidd” Bogart [Beyonce, Rihanna], who co-wrote and produced all of the previous MKTO release and will once again be at the helm of the new project being released through their label Crooked Paintings, distributed through BMG.
Now, MKTO introduce their next chapter with “How Can I Forget.” Driven by a bright guitar melody and finger-snaps, the track unpredictably swings from vivid verse lines like “you wore that white sundress, smoked a clove cigarette…coulda looked at you all night long” into a sweeping and soaring chant that rings out.
Already at 7 Million + streams on the original, check our the amazing mixes from Ryan Riback and Sebastian Pérez