STRANGE MAIN/STRANGE MUSIC RELEASE “HEART OF DARKNESS” OUT NOW THE DEBUT SONG AND ACCOMPANYING VIDEO FROM MACKENZIE NICOLE’S UPCOMING ALBUM MYSTIC OUT ON FEBRUARY 14.
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Strange Main the pop music division of Strange Music to release Mackenzie Nicole’s Mystic on February 14, written by Mackenzie Nicole and produced by Michael “Seven” Summers (Tech N9ne, Mac Lethal, Krizz Kaliko). Preorder Mystic here: http://smarturl.it/MYSTICpreorder
“Heart of Darkness” is the debut song and accompanying video that begins the unveiling of a musical and visual video series leading up to a short film. Mackenzie Nicole sets the stage and takes us on a journey in this moody-pop chronicle of mental health and wellness.
Stream or purchase here: http://smarturl.it/HeartofDarknessMN
“Heart of Darkness,” inspired by Joseph Conrad’s 1899 novella of the same name, sets the stage for Mystic through using the exposition of colonization in the novella as a metaphor for mental illness and darkness as foreign invaders overtaking one’s life. This was the last track my producer Seven and I created for the album, and we believe it perfectly introduces both the sound and lyrical content of the album — sonically unconventional discussion of an odyssey of mental health and wellness.” – Explains Mackenzie Nicole
Throughout Mystic Mackenzie shares her relatable and personal journey, struggles, and subsequent victory. The songs and accompanying video series unabashedly explore emotional issues, confronting one’s demons, therapy, medication, depression, anxiety, thoughts of suicide, and ultimately the light at the end of a very dark tunnel.
With her stunning vocals, Mackenzie emerges with a mental toughness that shines through on Mystic, a sometimes somber yet gorgeous and extremely honest and emotional set of songs. “This album is autobiographical and documents a crucial period of my life. When the time came to begin creating the album, and I knew I needed to chronicle my odyssey of mental health and wellness.” – Mackenzie explains
In the Spring of 2018, Mackenzie unveiled her debut album, The Edge. Its songs tallied over 1 million Spotify streams, and her videos totaled 8 million-plus views and although everything seemed OK on the surface, she admits, “That was the worst six months of my life.” On a deeper level, she suffered a mental breakdown. Through a combination of self-actualization and therapy, she returned stronger than ever before. “I’m not the only person who’s been through this. I’m not the only person who has broken down and felt like the only one in the world. I know that to be true. Maybe I can help others avoid making some of the mistakes I did.” – says Mackenzie
See her perform and speak on TEDx Ted Talks on February 29. More information here: https://tedxuniversityofnevada.org/speakers/mackenzie-nicole/