Machine Gun Kelly has released the title track ‘Taurus’ from his semi-autobiographical film.
The Grammy-nominated rocker – whose real name is Colson Baker – is joined by Naomi Wild (Lena in the film) in the brooding duet.
MGK, 32, plays troubled rock star Cole in the film about “the darkness of fame, addiction, the artistic process and the music industry.”
His fiancé, ‘Transformers’ star Megan Fox, 36, plays Mae in the Tim Sutton-led feature film.
Cole’s battle with substance abuse isn’t a character, it’s actually what was going on with MGK.
He said in a recent interview, “I used to ask God why I kept missing the bullet that is death.
“With all the drugs I’d use, with all the strangers who have nothing but their own selfish interests in mind when, you know, give me things or encourage a downfall, mixed with my own self-inflicted will to sabotage myself. So that wasn’t necessarily — it wasn’t even a character [in ‘Taurus’]. That was just giving me a chance to really be myself.
The ‘More Than Life’ star added: “That [destructive] side of me is where I always felt more comfortable.
‘I’d much rather watch someone [for whom that self-destruction] is second nature than watching an actor pretend. There’s nothing more annoying than watching a fake actor be a rock star. It’s the worst.”
MGK also explained how he could hide behind his character’s tousled hair, which allowed him to show even more of himself.
He explained: “When I was finally able to hide behind [the hair]showed a lot more of my true self because I didn’t have to make eye contact with anyone.
“I just had to be insular and show what’s really going on instead of succumbing to the pressure of what an entertainer should be.”