Singer/songwriter and producer Mackeson debuts his rapturous new single, “Falling Apart.”
The Portland-born and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and producer creates soulful synth-pop beats combined with orchestral sensibilities to create a sound that’s contemporary and classic. On “Falling Apart” Mackeson showcases his musical talents playing piano, drums, bass, synths, and guitar. One can also hear strings rising and falling in sync with the track as Mackeson sings, “We are living in ecstasy, while the world is falling apart.”
On “Falling Apart,” Mackeson searches for the middle ground when feeling pulled in multiple directions, and finding the path that’s true to yourself.
“The original burst of inspiration for this song came from a vision I had while I was playing piano,” says Mackeson, “I envisioned a high rise apartment and on the streets below was chaos. People rioting, losing their minds…panic. Then I saw a young couple in the apartment building who instead of panicking, closed the blinds to the world outside and decided to shift their focus and enjoy the moment. I realized that this microcosm is representative of our larger human experience and existence. The world has always been & probably always will be teetering on the edge of a cliff & somehow we’ve got to find our balance.”
Mackeson pulls inspiration from a wide range of sources including Kanye West, Marvin Gaye, Tears For Fears, and even the original Charlie and The Chocolate Factory soundtrack. To bring his vision to life in the studio , Mackeson worked with co-producer Justyn Pilbrow (Halsey, The Neighbourhood).
The music video for “Falling Apart” focuses in on a couple, completely engrossed in one another, oblivious to all that surrounds them. From a speeding train, to the ocean, it’s the two of them against the world. As the song comes to a close, the familiar sound of sirens can be heard echoing in the distance. A reminder of life’s extremes. The question being, how do you choose to respond?
Watch the video premiere for Mackeson’s “Falling Apart” now: