Discovery: Macklin

American singer songwriter Macklin tells the story of Emmett Till with bluesy new track A Mother’s Love Song To Her Child.

By Graeme Smith

In 1955, Emmett Till was fourteen years old when he was lynched in Mississippi. His crime? Being accused of offending a white woman. Today would have been his birthday.

Macklin brings the events to life through blues refrains and an outpouring of grief. It’s a song that give you a sonic smack around the face with explosive percussion, a relentless piano melody and Macklin’s emotional vocals.

Macklin includes in his list of influences greats like Nina Simone, Michael Kiwanuka, Stevie Wonder and Benjamin Clementine and fans of those artists will find a lot to love in his music.

Listen to A Mother’s Love Song To Her Child below.