Singer MACKandgold has proven the dedication she has to her career as she navigates every curveball life throws her way, turning those ups and downs into stories and songs we can all relate to.
MACKandgold has always been careful with her music. She finds ways to explore her sound with different producers at her side all while keeping the vibes consistent. As her work continues to trickle out into the world, she walks us along an honest path of self-discovery and experimentation.
What are some of your earliest memories of music?
My mom singing me lullabies. My wind upbears that would play slower and slower and slower till I fell asleep. The Wizard of Oz.
Take us through your songwriting process. Are there any particular steps you take when putting music together?
The steps that seem to work over and over is finding the emotion first. Then the subject follows. What’s the story. From there its just beautiful chaos and hopefully freedom to explore. I don’t do so well in sessions with time limits.
Studio work and music creation or performing and interacting with a live audience, which do you prefer?
The studio work is fun and special in its own way, like creating a recipe. But performing and interacting with an audience is the whole cake.
What is the most memorable response you have had to your music?
Someone told me that watching me made them feel freer to be themselves, and love themselves…like I inspired that in them. That’s the coolest. I want to do that. And often Iv’e heard “you’re my spirit animal”, an animal I’m proud to be.
If you could put together a radio show, what kind of music would you play?
Everything that’s ever made an impact on me. The songs and artists that I feel like are part of my soul and can cover all my moods.
Name five artists and their albums who would appear on your radio show
Chet Baker – Chet Baker sings, David Bowie – The rise and fall of ziggy stardust and the spiders from mars, daft punk – Discovery, Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the moon (+ have a cigar cuz it’s my favourite), LCD Soundsystem – this is happening (+someone great)
What would you like to achieve with your music? What does success look like to you?
Connecting people. Success looks like being able to do this as much as possible. I know it can change the world. That woman who I can inspire to self-love, she’s gonna spread that around. It’s really infectious.
One last thought to leave your fans with?
Wash your hands
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