The artist talks us through his ever-evolving sound, being candid in his lyrics and everything he has stored up for us.
Coming at us full throttle with his new thunderous single is newcomer Macca Wiles with “too dead to save”. Propelling us into an indie-pop soundscape, the artist laces the heavy guitar-led production with moody vocals and infectious hooks. Going all out at the chorus, the artist takes us into a new sonic direction while still maintaining his signature alt-pop roots and sound.
“I wouldn’t know where to start with the production process,” the artist revealed. “it’s always such a mess to begin with, even thinking about it hurts my head, then it just turns into something beautiful.”
Having just performed at the famed Reading and Leeds festival and ALT LDN, the artist has been gaining huge support from various tastemakers, for his evolving and infectious sound. Eager to get back on the stage again soon, we caught up with the star digitally talking new music, staying creative and how he chanel his emotions into his lyrics.
Check out the interview below now…
Hey Macca, how are you? How has this past year been for you?
Better than last year haha.
With everything that happened last year was your creativity affected?
To a certain extent I would say yes, just was hard to be motivated because I knew the situation was going to take a year or two minimum off my career, which is a lot.
How did you first get into music, what sparked your interest?
Ever since I was a kid I loved music, my mum & dad were always playing it, mum was into her trance whereas my pops was into rock, but then when I went to high school everyone was listening to rap, I remember hearing Giggs ‘walk in da park’ and I loved it, then started messing around with friends freestyling during break & lunch, sorta just never stopped from that moment.
And now you’ve just finished performing at Reading and Leeds, and Alt LDN, what was it like being back on stage?
Amazing!! I actually released my new type of sound just before covid started, or during the beginning. So I hadn’t actually had a chance to perform my new stuff live, all 3 festivals were great. I just wanna get back on the stage already.
And you’ve just dropped your first track of the year “too dead to save”, talk us through the production process and your mindset going into it?
I wouldn’t know where to start with the production process, it’s always such a mess to begin with, even thinking about it hurts my head, then it just turns into something beautiful.
It has quite a dark undertone to it, how did you get into this mindset?
Experienced. Been in and seen a lot of dark situations, a lot of my music has very dark undertones. I just sometimes make it sound nice so people barely notice.
What do you want people to take away from your music?
I was quite a depressed kid & teenager. I want to be what bands like Linkin Park were to me. Help people, make people feel not so alone… no matter how big I get I’m still human, I bleed how everyone else bleeds and we all go through mostly the same struggles.
You released your debut EP in lockdown, was it difficult releasing music during such a tumultuous time?
Yeah it was, and it was kinda sucky because I half knew I was sacrificing those tracks, it is what it is tho. I’m only looking forward, not back.
What are you most excited for, looking towards the future?
To release new music & perform!! That’s it. That’s all I wanna do 25/8.