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[New York, NY – July 22, 2021] – Mackenzie Shrieve, today released her debut album, In the While, via Satsuma Collective, an NYC-based music company. Across the LP’s fifteen tracks, Mackenzie’s vulnerable storytelling is captured in various lively pop melodies, soothing folky vocals, and brutally honest lyrics. The release is the second in a trilogy of works, preceded by “in the before” (September 2020).
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For Mackenzie, the blend of personal and fictional narratives in her songwriting allows her to dig deep into the human experience and to develop an intimacy with the work she creates. “Some songs are fictional. Most are so personal, it’s hard for me to listen back sometimes,” she says. “There were so many parts of my life that I hadn’t written about yet. I started uncovering memories, got closer to my family, went through a breakup, and wrote everything down in the process.”
“It comes from writing about things while they’re happening or very shortly after as well as experiences that stand out so much, you keep reliving them for years – the good and bad,” Mackenzie said about the album title. The album was produced by Nat Jenkins and Mackenzie Shrieve, with songs co-produced by David Turk and Connor Sandstrom (Haiku, PPL).
September 2020 saw the release of her single “in the before,” part one of a three-part series. Mackenzie has since released three singles from her debut album, “Running & Hiding,” “Car Lights,” and “Parents.” NPR featured Mackenzie in The Best 2021 Tiny Desk Contest Entries We Saw This Week: Volume 3 for her song “Didn’t I Tell Ya.”
Her past work includes “Bitter to Me” (2018), a single which has amassed over thirty thousand streams on Spotify, and an EP, Running in My Bed (2019), featuring her song “Wonderful” which has reached over eighty thousand streams on Spotify worldwide. Mackenzie has played several shows in both New York City and California. In February 2020, Mackenzie played a sold-out show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC alongside Tor Miller and Charlie Brennan.
“I was intrigued and endeared by the sonic style: the way songwriter Mackenzie Shrieve waltzes between singing and speaking. But what has really stuck with me about this entry is the honest and clever lyricism.” – NPR (2021)
“There are very few things in life more soothing than Mackenzie Shrieve’s compassionately inviting vocals.” – A&R Factory (2020)
“Writing with her heart on her sleeve, Mackenzie uses personal experiences to narrate her musical journey.” – Fame Magazine UK (2020)
“With the chilled piano and soothing vocals infused, it’s clear to see that Mackenzie’s music is one to watch out for especially as the track is out now. Her music combines with a rich array of indie, folk and pop melodies, Mackenzie’s sound is inherently unique.” – It’s All Indie (2020)
IN THE WHILE
Running & Hiding
She Went Far Away
Brooklyn Baby / Shower Eyes
Make Sure It Hurts
Didn’t I Tell Ya
I’ll Dream of You Too
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