Today I’m thrilled to introduce everyone to Mackenzie Shivers, an ultra-talented NY-based singer-songwriter who is gearing up for releasing her new album, primrose was in season, later this year. Her latest single and video for “johnny gown” is a synth-driven track about going through grief privately, and a reminder that you never know what someone is going through. Shivers shared:
When I wrote ‘johnny gown’, it struck me how we are all working through things no one else sees. I had been working so hard to let myself feel all emotions after having a miscarriage, because that was the only way I knew how to move through the grief. Radical acceptance of all feelings. And while that was essential, it was also very exhausting, and it affected how I moved through the world. I felt like I was wearing this heavy yet invisible cloak, this secret. It was a reminder that you never know what someone is going through. We all have our shit.
Mackenzie Shivers is an artist to watch as this year unfolds.