The single marks the pop duo's first release in more than two years.
MKTO are kicking off a new chapter today (Sept. 7) with their first single since 2016, "How Can I Forget." The duo (Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller) also unveil the nostalgic video for the bright new track, with Billboard giving fans a first look.
The Izak Rappaport-directed visual -- a nod to Westworld -- sees Kelley and Oller hooked up to mind machines that trigger memories from past relationships, which they sing about in the song. "It’s talking about how I can’t forget that certain someone or going to some places and you just can’t help but think of somebody and reflect on those memories," Kelley says of the "How Can I Forget" premise.
But while the reminiscent video and yearning lyrics are clearly about a relationship, Kelley stresses that the song is also for MKTO's fans and how the guys haven't forgotten them, a big reason why they've returned from their brief hiatus. "To know that there are millions of streams of our songs we have put out previously and knowing that there is still support for MKTO, it was only right we put out new music," he adds.