“I wanted to make a song with Devendra,” Mykki Blanco said in a press release. “I wanted to make a song with one of my heroes just like a few years ago when I made a song with Kathleen Hanna. I had met him a few times now playing the same festivals in Europe and he was just open and it felt like a full circle moment.” Mykki continued:
I could honestly say a lot about this song—I mean Devendra not only sings on the record, but he plays. He’s not just a feature, he is now in the blood of the song, he’s a part of the composition. It felt right to release this song now, I felt like I had this capsule of really good energy and I needed to release it now and not wait but let the vibe be felt now in this really anxious moment—so it can feel like a light hearted mini mediation amidst all the current noise.
Devendra Banhart added:
We are intimately intertwined with each other, intimately intertwined with the earth and if this lockdown doesn’t emphatically verify that I don’t know what does. I’m writing about Mykki and this song and also I want to tell you that I honestly didn’t know how much I needed you till this all began... self-love, self-discovery and self-knowledge run through Mykki’s flow, this is THE time to explore those three gems. Thank you for letting me be a part of your beautiful world dearest M, I love you.
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