New Music: Mackenzie Day – Code: Red (7 Years)

Mackenzie Day is a San Diego, USA-born indie pop singer songwriter who I first discovered for this blog last month through her inventive track My Psychic Said. Now she’s back with a new one exploring mental health and society’s ignorance towards it. It’s called Code: Red (7 Years).

By Graeme Smith

Feature photo by Sean Seltzer

Mackenzie is the kind of artist who isn’t afraid to go deep, but does so in a way that feels both unique and approachable. She’s got the ear for a good tune and in Code: Red she leans into a pop rock style that fans of Miley Cyrus or Avril Lavigne would appreciate. The track is about her sister who struggled for years with depression and anxiety while everyone turned a blind eye, only intervening when things got really bad. The hurt and frustration Mackenzie felt during that time really comes through in her passionate vocals.

Code: Red is another strong offering from an artist who I’m really glad to have discovered. I’m becoming a big fan. You can check out the track below.

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