Music and Creativity with Mandi Macias!
Hi Mandi! Thank you for speaking with me!
You recently released 'Take You Home'! How did the idea for this song come about?
My Producer Mitchell Palmer (@unknownartisticjourney) reached out to me and said he had created a track that he thought I would like. I was completely mind blown when I heard it, I knew this track was a hit and I couldn’t believe he had just thrown it together that morning for me. 30 minutes later “Take you home” was born and we knew we had to hit the recording studio ASAP ;)
What was the inspiration behind it?
When I was writing this song I was thinking about how I couldn’t wait to get out there and meet new people once things started to return to somewhat normal again. I feel like 2020 was such a difficult year for everyone. I especially struggled during the quarantine, I was going through a tough break-up and I wasn’t able to go out with my girlfriends to take my mind off of things. So when I wrote this song I was completely ready to get out of my shell again, meet a cute boy, and dance my heart away!
If there were no roadblocks between you and your dream project, what would that project be?
I would probably create a multi-media project, like recording and releasing an album, then make a short film using all the songs on the album to tell the story. That would be insanely fun and it would allow my creativity to fly :)
If you could have dinner with an artist past or present and get to talk to them about music, who would it be?
I would have dinner with Cher because she’s so iconic and she’s seen the music industry grow and change so much over the years. I also would love to tour her closet (my absolute style icon)!
What do you do when you have writer's block or a creative block? Any go-to ways to shake yourself out of it?
Creativity blocks happen to the best of us… they are enevitable, so when I end up hitting a wall during my creative journey I try not to be so hard on myself. I try to get out in nature and go for a hike or take a beach day. I also like to spend the day with my loved ones, that’s usually the key to get me out of my rut!
Who are some artists who you have been listening to a lot lately?
Recently I’ve been on a Glass Animals kick. They have this song called “Heat Wave” that I’ve been playing on repeat all week, such a summer vibe! I’ve also been listening to a lot of Alternative Indie rock like Tame Impala and Willow! :)
What do you hope to see in the music world as the industry continues to evolve?
I love to see diversity in the music industry! I think the more authentic a person is to themselves the more unique their sound is and I really hope that continues within the industry.
Any projects coming up you want to talk about?
I’m so excited to announce that I will be headlining at the Whiskey A GoGo on August 14th for my first in-person concert in over a year! I cannot wait to see everybody and feel the energy of a live audience again! I also have a new song “Ghost” that will be released in October, so be on the lookout for that as well! :)
Please let everyone know how they can keep up with you and your music!
You can find me on instagram @officialmandimacias. As well as on OnlyFans, @officialmandimacias, for exclusive behind the scenes content! My music is up on all streaming platforms and you can find all my music videos on Youtube @Mandi Macias!! :)
Thank you for your time!
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