Listen to This: Mikky Ekko’s Debut Album Drops Today

The Southern singer is our entertainment editor's newest love. Find out which tracks to skip to first

mikky-ekkoAfter years of pop snobbery, I’ve developed a shameful secret obsession with singles from the most mainstream of sweet-voiced moppets—Shawn Mendes’ “Life of the Party,” A Great Big World’s “Say Something.” My new boo is Mikky Ekko, the curly-haired Deep South honey who broke out co-writing and guesting on Rihanna’s soulful “Stay.” His long-awaited debut LP Time (RCA Records) is perfect for both post-breakup malaise and the heavy makeouts that follow once you’re ready to love again.


Must-listen tracks Lush slow jam “Pull Me Down” (watch the video below) and exuberant anthem “Smile.” Download his demo “Disappear,” a romantic M83-esque soundscape that will fill your heart.