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Two years after his breakout album I’m Gone, Iann Dior celebrated the arrival of his new LP "On To Better Things" with the slew of several superstar artists. Philadelphia vocalist PnB Rock and Post Malone’s artist Tyla Yahweh also joined Iann Dior at the party to help the Texas-bred artist welcome his 15-track album, which includes features from Lil Uzi Vert, Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker. "On To Better Things" is a more extensive, more confident statement and a perfect ode to the evolution of pop-punk. When working with Travis Barker, the blink-182 drummer and now-influential producer, on three of the album’s tracks, the two sonically make keepsakes for those still yearning for a piece of their messy, emo-tinged childhood. The pair truly shines on "Oblivious," which comes in with the same vigour as 30H3! and other punchy ‘00s vocalists, while "thought it was," features a perfect rap-rock crossover with Machine Gun Kelly. And as if his star-studded party wasn’t enough, the 22-year-old was named the face of MCM’s 2022 Spring/Summer campaign on Friday as well. It also appeared in a series of dynamic kaleidoscopic videos in clothes from the campaign. To top it all off, Iann Dior released the Sebastian Sdaigui-directed music video for “Complicate It,” which portrays the “V12” rapper swimming through a seemingly endless abyss in an attempt to reach his partner, who appears to be entirely inept for his efforts.

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