FRESH: ‘Obvious’ – Macy

Macy returns! It’s “Obvious”!

Macy – who we featured ealier this year with “Smoking Gun” – is back with her brand new single, “Obvious”, another snip of R&B pop that could well be her best offering yet and certainly her most strident, with some wicked vocal enhancing as Macy herself says, “it’s different this time. It’s obvious”. The Welsh singer and songwriter is quietly honing her dream pop/contemporary R&B souund while developing her writing skills along the way.

With her debut, “Cinema” and its follow up “Smoking Gun” already in the bag, “Obvious” definitely pushes things to the next level and opens up the box to what on eath comes next… Already 2020 has proven to be a very successful year for Macy, which saw her become one of the ten acts to be selected on the Forte 10 project. Whilst on the project, Macy played successful slots at Focus Wales, Swn Festival and Hub Festival, in what was her debut Festival Year.

Both “Cinema” and “Smoking Gun” have both been played on BBC Sounds, on the Adam Walton show and had an amazing response, with Bethan Elfyn also playing the track on her BBC Wales show. Macy was awarded funding from the BBC Launchpad/Horizons team in March this year and is looking forward to working with the Horizons team this year. So if you haven’t sampled Macy’s sound already, then watch out, 2021 should be the year that all changes!

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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!