Machine Gun Kelly Remakes Classic 90’s Tune With “Bad Things”
Ohio’s own Machine Gun Kelly aka MGK just dropped a new single and it brings out ALL the feels. “Bad Things” featuring Camila Cabello kicks off with a familiar hook all you 80’s/early 90’s babies will instantly remember: Fastball‘s “Out Of My Head” (literally one of my fav tracks of all times), originally released in 1998 and you can relive below. MGK really puts a great spin on a classic.
This one’s going to be on replay for a minute or two on our Spotify.
Billboad caught up with Fastball’s Tony Scalzo about the sampling for a quick interview, and here’s what went down:
Did you know that the MGK and Camila Cabello song was happening?
Yeah, I knew it was happening about three or four weeks ago. It’s funny, because [today] I was just kind of wondering what was gonna happen, and when was the release date [going to be]. And then I had somebody at my management company check it out with our publisher, and we found out, like, yesterday, that it was coming out today.
Were you surprised by it?
I was surprised that it’s already No. 7 on the iTunes chart. It’s No. 1 on the hip-hop chart already, too. So yeah, I’m stoked, are you kidding? It’s really great.
What do you think of the song?
I think it’s cool! And I thought it was cool before, but now I think it’s really cool.
Now that it’s a hit?
Yeah. I liked it, I thought it was a cool twist on it. It’s super youth-oriented… they changed it around, and made it into a whole new thing, and a whole new song. But I just love it, that they used my melody and stuff.
Did it bother you that they kind of flipped the meaning of the chorus?
Not at all. I think it’s great, because it’s super-creative… it’s something totally different. I’m not totally familiar with the artists — obviously I did a little research a month ago when it was brought on the table — but I think that they basically were familiar with the tune, right? I don’t think they went as far as to even try to cover the tune, they just basically re-wrote a lot of the words, and changed the meaning around, and that’s really innovative and awesome.
You can read the rest of the interview here, and take a trip down memory lane with the original Fastball classic below.