FRESH: ‘Smoking Gun’ – Macy

Macy holds a “Smoking Gun”

Macy is a songwriter and vocalist from South Wales in the UK. Macy has played successful slots at Focus Wales, Swn Festival and Hub Festival, in what was her debut Festival Year in 2019. Her first release, “Cinema”, was played on BBC SOUNDS by Adam Walton and Bethan Elfyn. Macy was selected for the FORTE 10 project in 2019. In 2020 Macy was successful in being awarded a place on the 2020 BBC HORIZONS LAUNCHPAD scheme.

Since Macy was 11, she have been writing and performing music. Macy really want to continue, as she was not sure what else to do to be fair. Macy adds: “My Dad always taught me ‘Your actions have to be as big as your ambitions’, something that has stayed with me and he was dead right”. Macy says her influences come from Lana Del Rey, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, Beyonce and Mabel to name but a few.

Her new single, “Smoking Gun”, was recorded with Daniel Evans in Pontypridd. The song is about being caught out doing something you shouldn’t have been doing. It is recorded very much in the dark pop genre and style Macy wants her music to be in. The track was supposed to be launched in March. However only half of the vocals had been recorded before Lockdown. On the first week of Lockdown MACY’s laptop broke, so she couldn’t record quality vocals to send over to Dan Evans, her producer, in an attempt to finish the track. As a last resort MACY found an APP called IRIG. MACY bought a £20 Mic that was needed for the APP and through her iphone recorded the vocals. And it worked, well we think, at least! Listen for yourself…

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!