“Bloody Valentine” by Machine Gun Kelly
The best way to describe Machine Gun Kelly’s character in “Bloody Valentine” is as someone who has lost faith in the whole notion of falling in love. Yet he finds himself in a relationship with a particular individual – that being the addressee – whom he has very strong romantic feelings for. Indeed he fantasizes about her being the one, so to speak. But being the man that he is, he is not privy to entertaining the idea of this relationship actually developing into one that is truly deep. Basically he is totally pessimistic when it comes to romance. So under that disposition, he is saying that he is feeling this lady so much that he is willing to cast aside such apprehensions, even if only for one night and make like she is indeed his soulmate.
So conclusively, the macabre title of this song has nothing to do with literal bloodshed. Rather it is a metaphor for the idea of the singer having no true faith in romance yet still being willing to open up his heart in that regard for only a single night due to him being totally smitten by this lady. Or perhaps another way of looking at is that he knows, from an emotional standpoint, that at the end of the day his relationship with this particular “Valentine” is not going to end favorably.
Facts about “Bloody Valentine”
“Bloody Valentine” was released by Interscope Records and Bad Boy Records on 1 May 2020. It is the lead single from MGK’s fifth album, which is entitled “Tickets to My Downfall”.
The track was produced by Travis Barker, of Blink-182 fame. And he is also one of its co-writers along with Mod Sun, Nick Long and of course MGK.
Kelly has stated, respectively in regards to “Bloody Valentine” and “Tickets to My Downfall”, that “this is the most excited (he’s) ever been about a song or an album”.