Mackenzy Mackay strikes emotional chords with latest track ‘Bruised One’

"Loving and thinking a lot, perhaps too much for your own good. Painting or making up scenarios that don’t exist.."
8 April 2024

Yorkshire-born, London-based singer-songwriter Mackenzy Mackay taps into personal experiences and the dynamic atmosphere of the UK capital for his music. His latest track, Bruised One, delves into themes of love and vulnerability, offering a preview of his upcoming EP. Following the success of his March single, Cold Stare, Mackay continues to captivate with his distinctive fusion of pop and rap.

In Bruised One, Mackay navigates the complexities of intimate relationships, grappling with the desire to give his all despite carrying past wounds. With heartfelt lyricism, he bares his soul, confessing, “I’ll give you all my heart, if I’m honest, it’s a bruised one,” capturing the struggle of balancing affection with emotional baggage. Backed by acoustic production layered with percussive elements, Mackay’s emotive vocals and storytelling prowess shine through, culminating in a pop triumph.

Reflecting on the song’s meaning, Mackay shares, “Bruised one is a song about having a big heart and having a lot of love to give. Touching on the subject of being an overthinker and over analysing things sometimes that are just not that deep. Loving and thinking a lot, perhaps too much for your own good. Painting or making up scenarios that don’t exist..”

Mackenzy Mackay’s star continues to rise with upcoming performances at renowned festivals including Reading & Leeds, Frequency, and The Great Escape, as well as a fully sold-out UK and EU tour. His talent has earned recognition from BBC Radio 1, where he was honored as ‘Artist of the Week’ and featured on the ‘Future Pop’ playlist. Additionally, Ticketmaster has named him their ‘New Music’ artist of the week, solidifying his position as a rising star in the music industry.

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