Discovery: Mackenzie Day

Hailing from San Diego, USA, Mackenzie Day is an indie pop singer songwriter who has hit my radar through her barnstorming new single which was inspired by a recurring dream. It’s called My Psychic Said.

By Graeme Smith

Feature Photo by Austyn Jones

Opening with a gloomy bass line and ethereal electronic notes, things are kept stripped back when Mackenzie’s lilting yet powerful vocals come in. As the story of the first verse progresses, the complexity of the instrumentals grow, building to the emotive groove of the track’s chorus. Mackenzie’s vocals delivery stays fresh and interesting, while the narrative of the lyrics never let up. It’s incredible stuff.

Mackenzie likens her sound to Miley Cyrus and Avril Lavigne and there’s is certainly a similar energy of strong, female pop storytelling. Keep an eye on her; she could be just as big.

You can listen to My Psychic Said below.

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