Tony Oller and Malcolm Kelley of MKTO. (Photo from Facebook.
From a television series to the recording studios, American duo MKTO is ready to make a name for themselves.
Composed of Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller, hence, MKTO, the two started in the television series "Gigantic," where they played as best friends. Before actually getting to know each other, Malcolm and Tony were already making music by themselves and that's what brought them to the duo that they are right now.
In a MYXclusive phone interview, we got the chance to chat with Malcolm Kelley, where he talked about their beginnings, their music and much more.
According to Malcolm, MKTO got signed to a record contract through their YouTube videos. "It's one of the social platforms that we have which are so powerful nowadays,"
He also said that they weren't expecting that their YouTube videos would bring them to where they are today. "We were just kind of doing it for the fans, we were just having fun. It's just surreal. We're glad that it's happening and we're just taking it day by day,"
The pop, hip-hop and R&B duo released their first single "Thank You" early this year. They got the attention of the fans and received massive success since then. Couple of months after, they released their catchy tune "Classic," which Malcolm described as "talking about a woman"
he added, "We just wanted to let you know that you're good as how God made you... The smile it brings to a woman's face is great."
Watch their music videos for "Thank You" and "Classic" below:
Next year, MKTO is set to release their debut album. "Every song in there has a story,"
said Malcolm. For sure, great tunes are still yet to come from them!
Good news Filipino MKTO Army! Malcolm and Tony are coming over to the Philippines next month! They'll be having a show on December 14, 4PM at the Eastwood Mall Open Park and at 7PM at the Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill.
For all of you MKTO fans out there, Malcolm has a message for you!"We love you, guys. We can't wait to come over there and perform for you, guys. We're going to have a lot of fun. Big hugs! We can't wait to meet everybody. Our album is going to be great, get ready for it! We can't wait, it's long overdue."
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