Mykki Blanco "High School Never Ends (feat. Woodkid)" (2016)
This week the always amazing artist Mykki Blanco unveiled the video piece for the track "High School Never Ends (feat. Woodkid)" off the artist's anticipated upcoming debut album release this summer. Directed by Matt Lambert the video showcases the uniquely talented, all encompassing artist who effortlessly embraces various mediums. "No one has seen this side of Mykki Blanco yet, and though The Mykki of "High School Never Ends' is a character, it is the closest to who I actually am and I felt a trust in director Matt Lambert to portray this," said the diversely talented 30 year old artist born Michael David Quattlebaum Jr. Musician, activist, performance artist and experimentalist are among the descriptions given Mykki Blanco back when the artist was first profiled on the Amoeblog in October 2014. Entitled Mykki Blanco's Gay Dog Food, the piece profiled the Gay Dog Food mix-tape project that was about to drop later that month. That album included such other artists as Cities Aviv and Riot Grrrl Kathleen Hanna whom Blanco cited, along with such others as GG Allin and Lil Kim, as a major musical influence. That previous Amoeblog, which included Blanco's 2012 music video for "Wavvy," also noted how his anticipated official debut album Michael would be released in the following Spring of 2015 release. That didn't happen but the anticipated album is finally coming this summer. The video above was shot in Germany, where Blanco's lived for the past four years, is described as story about outsiders and forbidden love, a "tableaux of love and sexuality explored amid a landscape of migration and community in crisis."