MKTO – Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller – have released their newest single \”How Much,\” out now via Crooked Paintings. Accentuating the duo\’s ever evolving sound through a captivating beat and crooning vocals, the track begs the questions we might be scared to ask someone we are romantically involved with. \”The song is about asking the question how badly do you really want this, and if you do, then show it. I\’m sure we\’ve all been in relationships where we\’ve had that conversation,\” shares Oller. Kelley adds, \”we hope everyone enjoys it!\” PRESS HERE to stream \”How Much\” and PRESS HERE to check out American Songwriter\’s premiere.
During this difficult time and in hopes of uplifting spirits, MKTO previously shared their latest music video for fan-favorite song, \”Just Imagine It,\” which provides optimism to fans in a time of need by encouraging listeners to use their voice for good and make a positive change in the world, a message more relevant today than ever. The track, which was initially released five years ago off their Bad GirlsEP, has since garnered over 72 million streams – PRESS HERE to watch the video.
The duo has been working on new music with longtime collaborators Emanuel \”Eman\” Kiriakou [Selena Gomez, Ne-Yo] and Evan \”Kidd\” Bogart [Beyonce, Rihanna] and made their highly anticipated return with \”How Can I Forget,\” fusing a bright guitar melody and finger-snaps with their signature sound and racking up over 68 million streams – PRESS HERE to watch the video. MKTO has also released a string of singles including\”Shoulda Known Better,\” \”Marry Those Eyes,\” \”Consider Me Yours,\” \”Simple Things,\” and \”Party With My Friends,\” an uplifting anthem recognizing the joy and friendship that surrounds us.
Together, Kelley and Oller blur the lines between pop and R&B with timeless charisma and an enviable level of swagger. MKTO took the pop world by storm with their double-platinum worldwide smash \”Classic\” which reached #8 on the Billboard Top 40 chart, has garnered over 636 million streams, and transformed into a worldwide sensation with platinum and gold certifications in Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Denmark. Meanwhile, MKTO\’s self-titled full-length debut yielded other breakout hits such as \”Thank You,\” \”God Only Knows,\” and \”American Dream.\” Between selling out headline dates on three continents and supporting Demi Lovato in arenas, the next few years were a whirlwind for MKTO, with national TV performances on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Good Morning America, and the Macy\’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a performance for the First Family at the White House, and performing \”Classic\” on stage with Taylor Swift.
In addition to their music career, Kelley and Oller have both had numerous acting roles in TV and film. After becoming best friends on the set of Gigantic, Oller went on to appear in shows including CSI: NY, The Thundermans and more while Kelley joined the cast of the critically acclaimed film Detroit from Academy® Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow and appeared in shows such as Lost,Blindspot, and Insecure.