Mackenzie Day’s ‘Fake It’ oozes with class and vulnerability, forming an endless stream of raw yet perfected vocals and gentle melodies. Written and performed by Mackenzie, the soulful pop track is a powerful expression of the breakup grieving phase, and garnering the strength to finally move on. Tinkly piano underpins the song, and layered with Mackenzie’s natural vibrato that effortlessly communicates her story and adds texture to her warm sound.
We caught up with Mackenzie about her new single: “Fake It is about the reality of the awful aftermath of a very uncomfortable breakup. I had to keep working with this person that mentally scared my psyche. You tell yourself to suck it up and pretend everything is ok, but there comes a point where you can’t anymore. The entire song is about that breaking point, and that realization that you can’t keep pretending that everything is ok.”
Twenty year old Mackenzie uses music as her outlet, and is currently a songwriting major at Berklee College of Music, Boston. Mackenzie focusses on being vulnerable and honest with herself in the hope that others can relate. She started writing her first songs at the age of 12 and hasn’t stopped since, having an endless supply of creativity. Mackenzie takes inspiration from a range of artists including Amy Whinehouse, Ashe, Maggie Rogers, as well as many others. Mackenzie consistently strives to elevate her craft, and her established fearless style is wondrously memorable.