ILOVEMAKONNEN has already collaborated with one of the biggest names in music when Drake showing up on his “Club Going Up On A Tuesday” remix. But the Atlanta-based upstart also has some music in the stash with another pop juggernaut.
“Me and Miley Cyrus are friends; I don’t have her number, but we’re friends,” the singer and rapper said with a smile in a recent interview with MTV News. “We’re online friends and in-person friends.”
That personal relationship is also a working one, it turns out.
“I got a song with her — wrote a few songs for her,” he said. “Working on her new album. Doing some stuff with Mike Will and her.”
“It’s almost like a Grammy nomination song, because it’s kind of heartfelt, and almost country,” he added. “It’s gonna be deep when it comes out. It’s definitely not like the clubby type of poppy record. It’s more like a real timeless, heartfelt record that’s gonna be picked up in movies and sh–. Girls are gonna cry over their ex-boyfriends to it, and the same for guys crying over their girl.”
There’s another track, where the newbie — recently signed to Drizzy’s OVO Sound — takes the lead. “We have one where I’m more of the lead on the vocals, and it’s… relationship based and like, ‘Alright, you wanna leave me, then go ahead and leave me. But I loved you.’”
As for when we’ll hear these records?
“Whenever RCA gets that goddamn sh– out,” he joked.