Q: Hey Mak London thanks for coming on to Rising Artists. We have fallen in love with your new single “Cut Ya Clean” and think it’s a badass song! Tell our audience on here more about you!
MAK LONDON: I’m an indie artist out of Canada. I wrote my debut album during the pandemic and now I’ve began releasing my singles. I’m glad you like Cut Ya Clean. There’s 9 more songs that will join this single on the album, all which encompass the message of empowerment.
Q: “Cut Ya Clean” is so much fun and such an empowering song about cutting off people who cross you and I’ve found myself singing along. How did this song come into creation and is there a personal story about this single?
ML: I did a couple songwriting sessions in Vancouver and I guess I had something on my mind that day we wrote Cut Ya Clean. I was really hurt by some people that I thought were friends. You know we always talk personal stories to get started, but the concept of the song quickly grew to a larger picture of scaling down to the most important and positive people in your life. That’s what the songs about.
Q: What’s the best piece of advice another musician ever gave you?
ML: That it’s a rollercoaster and industry is unlike any other. Which is so true. The advise was to enjoy the journey. At the end of the day, if one person is listening to my song somewhere out there and having a better day from it. I’ve won.
Q: What’s your process for dealing with performance anxiety?
ML: Haha. How’d you know I have performance anxiety? No seriously, it’s a very real issue. I’ve had some pretty paralysing panic attacks before heading out on stage. But I think like everything in life, it’s practise and preparation. Those two ingredients are key.
Q: The production in this single sounds great and amazing. Between the sword/knife sounds and the octave vocals in the backgrounds, the song sounds so full. Did anyone help you on this project and what was the vision you had?
ML: I have a great team of producers and songwriters. Though the vision sonically is always mine and artistically I’ve very set on the direction we go with on each song – I have to say it’s very much a collaborative process and that’s probably my favourite part about making music. I don’t think I’d like to be making music alone. Just not my thing.
Q: What is coming up next for you and are there any gigs we can find you at coming soon?
ML: I’ve got a couple more music videos to produce and an album release on the way. In between all of that I’m peppering in some small gigs, mostly locally.
Interviewed by Stephanie Pankewich
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