MKNLY continues to expand on their unique sound since their last single, “When I’m Lonely,” by experimenting with elements of both alternative and pop. With their upcoming EP due out soon, MKNLY bridges many genre gaps in “You Can’t Stay,” along with building a fresh and inspiring music video. Through their mainstream hooks, vibrant guitar tones, and heartfelt message, the band’s bright future shines through on “You Can’t Stay.” About the single, the band states:
“You Can’t Stay” is about being able to let go of the guilt or hurt you endure when losing someone to suicide. Finally being able to step back and say it’s time to let go.
MKNLY is a four-piece alternative/pop rock band from North Carolina consisting of Tristan Briza (guitar), Josh Wicker (guitar), Benjamin Green (vocals), and Anthony Hamilton (drums). The group was originally formed in summer of 2017 directly following their debut EP “ Something To Stand Behind” which launched them onto the scene. It wasn’t long until they found themselves opening for national acts such as Emarosa, and The Spill Canvas. The release gave them a great start but they felt like they didn’t have a solidified sound they wanted. After working with producers Wes Lauterbach and Zane Frye the group was able to find themselves a great solid and solid songs which would be the basis for their second release. MKNLY then recording their second EP with Chris Piquette of No Boundaries Studios in Rhode Island. MKNLY plans to release their newest single “When I’m Lonely” in mid-October, and a five song EP in the winter.
With a combination of rhythmic guitar, catchy melodies, and expressive lyrics, MKNLY offers a unique sound that bridges the gap between alternative rock and pop. Singer Benjamin’s strong lyricism drawn from personal life struggles, depression, and of course relationships to find a sense of therapeutic release. “You Can’t Stay” is out on all digital platforms NOW.
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