A Little More

Album: General Admission (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • This somber yet uplifting song finds Machine Gun Kelly taking a look at the societal ills of today. The Sacramento, California singer-songwriter Victoria Monet supplies the answer on the hook. She pleads: "All we need is a little more love."
  • Various tragic events that happened to the people in the video for "Till I Die," General Admission's first single, provided inspiration for this cut. "'Till I Die' came out and that video came out, and months later, I go back and I look at that video and I'm like, Damn. OK, he's in jail; OK, he's shot; OK, he's dead; OK, he snitched," MGK explained to MTV News, "to the point where I was like, this is fine, because it's something that I'm used to, and it's a way of life, but it's just sad."

    "So I think that I just wrote a song that kind of expressed the way I see the world now as a more mature person," he continued. "Don't get me wrong, I still get sucked back into it all of the time and I'ma always be in the streets and that's something that's gonna be present in my life forever. But I wanted to shed a little bit of light - you ever have one of those moments where you're like, 'If the world just felt what I feel now, we would be alright?' It's kind of one of those moments: Try out what it's like to not judge someone for one day, to not look down on people for one day; to have a little bit more love for the person next to you for just one day and see what comes out of it."
  • The song's intense and bloody music video was directed by MGK himself. Viewers watch a young woman cutting her wrists and committing suicide, an action which is ignored by nearby onlookers. "It's basically what the world looks like through my eyes, and it's a bunch of jabs at things going on in society," the Cleveland rapper explained. "After she is dying in the middle of the street, you're paying so much attention to her, you expect the people around you to have called help, and then you look up, just to reveal that everyone is like this with their cell phones."

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