Artist Interview: “Patience” by Macarena

Q: We here at Rising Artists love the sound of your newest single “Patience”, what inspired the songwriting behind it?

MACARENA: Patience has a mellow but beat heavy sound. In this track I expresses the fragility of knowing what to do next but not having the courage to do it yet by lyrically explaining the thought process behind patience. With an underground hip hop inspired outro, Lady Groove adds a new dimension to the track. Furthermore this track was 100% made by women, which makes me very proud. This song is LGBTQ inspired, which means that I drew inspiration from a situation during my previous same-sex relationship. However lyrically the song is accesible for anyone, it doens’t matter what sexuality you have. That’s exactly what makes this track special.

Q: We love that your goal for your music is to create a lyrical safe space for your listeners. What are some of those songs that create a safe space for you to listen to?

MACARENA: At the moment, the song I can get lost into is ‘Mañana’. I love how romantic it sounds while the lyrics express a lot of doubt and anger. When it comes to other artists, rappers like Mac Miller with the track ‘come back to earth’ and J. Cole with ‘pride is the devil’ provide a lyrical safe space for me because they’re authentic in the way they tell their truth. I think that’s why I’m hooked on my own song ‘Mañana’ right now because it shows discomfort in a gentle way.

Q: What first got you into music?

MACARENA: This all started with me getting into writing poetry when I was 13 years old. From there on out I discovered writing lyrics over short pieces of music and I started doing that a lot. I had written a lot of songs on my guitar before releasing my first single in 2017. Mind was the first of many singles I later on released.


Q: Who inspired you to make music?

MACARENA: I don’t know if there is a who. I feel like with music it is more about the how. I think it’s how it made me feel that inspired me to make music. For me writing songs is letting go or understanding my own thoughts and emotions and that’s what I get from music as well. It gives me a glimps into someone else’s mind and helps me understand the world around me. Any artist that falls in line with that I’d listen to or be inspired by, regardless of the genre.



Q: What is coming up next for you?

MACARENA: For the next year I’ll steadily release singles every 2 to 3 months. I have more singles lined up in Spanish as well, which makes me very excited. I really took the time to dive into my lyrical skills in Spanish and eventhough they’re not yet where I’d like them to be, I’m developing it and sharing that process with my listeners. I’m also working on some music videos to accompany some of these tracks.

Q: What would you like to tell your supporters out there?

MACARENA: Honestly, I’d just like to give you a big thank you! I feel very blessed and lucky to be able to share my voice and thoughts through music. I’ve felt scared to do so many many times a long the way, and I still get nervous with every release. So people listening to my tracks and sharing them online or with friends and family doesn’t go unnoticed. I cherish every moment and I hope that through listening to my music you’ll find that you’re not alone – we all get sad or feel like an outsider sometimes but we also all know and very much deserve joy. Take care x

Interviewed by Stephanie Pankewich




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