11 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

For actor/singers Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller, MKTO’s debut album is a chance to blend polarities. While the songs frequently leverage sorrowful lyrics and slicing, rapped bridges, they’re approachable, upbeat—and unabashedly pop. Oller and Kelley’s huge voices blanket tracks with warm harmonies and impressive vocal ranges. They work with a wealth of familiar topics, from Valentine’s Day (“Heartbreak Holiday”) to the celebration of youth (“Thank You”). On the raw “Wasted”, the angle is shifted inward, showcasing a stripped-down piano ballad that reflects an abundance of talent and maturity.

EDITORS’ NOTES

For actor/singers Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller, MKTO’s debut album is a chance to blend polarities. While the songs frequently leverage sorrowful lyrics and slicing, rapped bridges, they’re approachable, upbeat—and unabashedly pop. Oller and Kelley’s huge voices blanket tracks with warm harmonies and impressive vocal ranges. They work with a wealth of familiar topics, from Valentine’s Day (“Heartbreak Holiday”) to the celebration of youth (“Thank You”). On the raw “Wasted”, the angle is shifted inward, showcasing a stripped-down piano ballad that reflects an abundance of talent and maturity.

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