US pop rising star Mackenzie Day gets frank in her sparkling new single ‘Madeline’, released today. Opening up about her personal experiences in the hope it will help her listeners, Mackenzie touches on the hurt and toxicity that can come from a friendship, and being able to “finally breathe” when moving on and no longer tolerating it.
The song embodies the feeling of taking your power back and having enough self-worth to walk away, and Mackenzie delivers her story in an awe-inspiring and poised manner. Mackenzie’s captivating vocals are both delicate yet assertive, as her strength of character shines through each and every note.
Mackenzie explains: “I wrote this song over the summer when I realised my highschool friends were not the people for me anymore. After much growth within myself and my worth I came to discover friendships can also be toxic. Rupi Kaur has this quote, “abuse doesn’t just happen in romantic relationships, abuse can live in friendships too”… ‘Madeline’ was an honest realisation with myself and finally letting go of those friends.”
Taking inspiration from the sounds of Amy Whinehouse, all the way to Ashe and Maggie Rogers, Mackenzie has been building on her dazzling discography since 2019, and continues to prove herself as an artist to watch.
Listen to the track below: