Sophie Lloyd on why she loves working with MGK: “The whole band is some of the best musicians I’ve genuinely ever worked with”

Sophie Lloyd is due to release a new solo single this Friday (24 February).

Sophie Lloyd

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Sophie Lloyd has revealed why she loves working alongside pop-punk star Machine Gun Kelly, and has regarded the whole band as “some of the best musicians” she’s ever worked with.

Lloyd has been working on solo music alongside touring with MGK, with an album (titled Imposter Syndrome) set to drop this year. Her second single from the upcoming record will be released tomorrow (Friday 24 February) which features Trivium’s Matt Heafy.

In a new interview with Ultimate Guitar, Lloyd discussed her new solo work, and reflected on her time with MGK, and how she was invited to join his touring lineup: “He randomly messaged me on Instagram one day and was just like, ‘Are you in LA? I’m looking for a guitarist for this tour,’ and I was like, ‘I can be…’ So, I managed to get a visa within three weeks, flew out there, and then we rehearsed for two weeks,” she said.

“It was all good, and we went out on tour, and honestly, for me, it was a whirlwind. It was also quick, like, I didn’t really audition or anything. I just sent some live videos, and he had me come out. So, again, it’s all the power of social media.”

Lloyd later discussed her friendship with MGK stating, “I love working with him. As time goes by, and the more I work with him, I just love working with him so much. He’s so great. Obviously, the media says a bunch of things, but he knows how to work the media.

“He’s an amazingly creative guy, and the whole band is some of the best musicians I’ve genuinely ever worked with,” she added. “It’s phenomenal and inspiring to be around that level of creativity and knowledge of everything. The entire production is amazing, and he sees things in a unique way, which I think has been good for me to be around. I’ve learned a lot from him.”

An official release date for Lloyd’s album is yet to be confirmed.


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