Episode 35: Mackenzie Dayle: Sultry and Sassy Empowering Dance Pop

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Today on the podcast we are featuring the Edmonton, Alberta-based artist Mackenzie Dayle. Learn more about her and listen to her track “I’m Good, Thanks”

Show Notes and Full Transcript

Hey everyone welcome to the Eat Sleep Breathe Music podcast. I am your host Jeanette Kimszal. For those of you just joining us this is the podcast where I talk about different musicians how their music affects me and then play there track for you to listen to. 

So you can check it out and form your own opinion as well. And you can tell us as well if you’re so inclined.

Hey everyone welcome to the Eat Sleep Breathe Music podcast. I am your host Jeanette Kimszal. For those of you just joining us this is the podcast where I talk about different musicians how their music affects me and then play there track for you to listen to. 

And if you are so inclined you can let us your opinion as well. I’ll have a note later in the show and give you information where you can give us your comments as well as any opinions you have on the musician and the track.

So today I am talking about Mackenzie Dayle and I think that is how you say her name. It is D-A-Y-L-E. She is an Edmonton, Alberta based artist which is up in Canada.

I had never heard of her before getting the info in my email box. And I’ve was really excited. This song has been out for a while but I haven’t had a chance to get to the track yet. 

But I was really exicted when I listed to this song. Even just the beginning notes I was like “oh wow” This is fun and you know, exciting. 

I am kind of a sucker for pop music sometimes. I would say at the root of my musical likes pop music is something I gravitate towards to. 

I think it may have started back in the 80’s when I was a little kid listening to Madonna and New Kids on the Block and all the pop music that was out there (laughing)

So there was something about this track. I think also like the sassiness and attitude of the music and lyrics that really drew me in. 

Instantly within a few seconeds I was like “oh wow” this is going to be a fun track.

So yeah so let me give you a little bit of information Mackenzie Dayle. So yeah, she’s been doing music since about 2012 it looks like.

She started back in 2012 it looks like. She had her first CD out it was called Give Me Some Action and she had a couple singles featured on some North American radio stations. 

Then last year, 2020, she had another single called “Cut You Out” which was the debut single following up the other album. 

Yeah, I listened to “Cut You Out” too and I was digging that track as well

According to her bio she is a singer, songwriter, and dancer. She has been performing on stage for large audiences since the age of 5. 

She likes to experiment in all aspects of her music and works to be an original and creative artist. She thrives on creativitiy and thrives on being different. She promotes a celebration of individuality and a role model for “self-love and empowerment” in people of all ages.

She also embarked on two differnet “Anti Bullying School Tours”, which travelled across Canada bascially to  empower and encourage youth to love themselves, and treat others with kindness.

In the spirit of self love “I’m Good Thanks” is a love-letter to one’s self. It shows how the most important relationship you have is with yourself.

Learning how to be single and alone is important. According to Dayle she said “It helps you take the time to work on the most important and epic relationship you’ll ever have – the one with yourself.” 

It seems like the inspiration for the track also came from the ridicule and stigma attached to being single. She sat down with people who had experienced this like ridicule and people are telling them they shouldn’t be single.

And basically the made a song that pocks fun at the people who try to “fix” that single person. 

Dayle said she wanted a song that empowers listeners “stay single as long as it feels good for them.”

You know she also talked about how she reflected on past relationships which was very important for growth and kind of knowing what you want as a person. 

It seems for her being single helped her get to know herself more and understand what she was really looking for.

Its also improtant to note she in no way is pitting single people verse taken people. Instead she is just putting out there to take the time to be single and so you will be your most healthy and confident self when you do decide to settle down you can make better choices and know what you want out of a relationship.

So it kind of am empowering song. It’s just offering something for all listeners. If you’re someone who is just into listening to music not taking in the lyrics. It’s got something for that person who discrets lyrics and just listens to the music.

I used to be like that. Just really into the beats and the melodies and I would never really listen to the lyrics but I am starting to do that more and more. 

So this song does offer that for someone. It has this bouncing beat and really great like dance track.

Where it also has a really important and positive message.

So you know you can have that groovy dance pop beat. And if you’re someone who likes emotive and meaningful songs you can get something inspriational out of this track as well.

So its got something for everyone. It’s got like these super charged beats blend perfectly with the her sassy and facetious lyrics. 

There is a part in the song where it the beats drop down and slow it’s got this bouncy sound that pairs well with her lyrics of empowerment that she puts out.

It goes. The lyrics are I’m picky and I like that / I know what I want and / I don’t hear a ticking clock so / I don’t need you to set me up With your doctor’s, third-cousin’s, prime delivery guy (urgh) (laughting)

And it just pairs so well with the melody of that part and its not actually the chorus, but proceeds the chorus in one of the verses.

I just really, I just really like the pairing of the music and lyrics in that particular part of the song.

Sarcasm aside this song is fun, poignant and emotional all while still keeping a sultry dance beat that’s really fun and you can hear it in the club. I don’t know. You can hear it. It’s like a fun summer song you know, it has been out for a while. I still think it’s like a good song for summer and its very dancy and its got that fun beat to it.

The track has been compared to Katy Perry and a sassy Ava Max, I don’t know Ava Max. I’d have to check her out  to learn a little bit more about her. To me I would liken her more to KeSha. 

Becasue I feel she has that humor and sarcasm, while also being completely like vulnerable, honest and emotional

That is what I think of when I think of Ke$ha and that was brought to mind in this particular song.

So you know, and it’s all against these delectable dance beats. It’ a really great mix of lyricism and fun music.

Also,  if you’re someone who appreciates music videos this song has a humorous video that drives the message home. And I thought that was a pretty funny video.

At the end she marries herself and it conjured up images of the Sex and the City episode. I actually Googled this because I wasn’t sure what episode it was (laughing).

It was season 6 and it was called “A Woman’s Right to Shoes.” And I thought of this because in that video…in that excuse me, that episode of Sex and the City Carrie goes to a baby shower and then her beloved open-toed silver Manolo Blahniks are stolen.

And her friend doesn’t care becasue she’s only concerned about her own life and she feels that Carrie’s upset about her stolen shoes is nonsense. Because this lady’s married and has kids and then like she is being ridiculed for being single and caring about expensive shoes. 

When you could still care about expensive shoes. It’s important. It’s kind of like her children in a way because she loves them. She loves her clothes she loves her shoes. 

Carrie gets them back by announcing that she is getting married to herself and has a registry with the shoes she lost. 

Sorry for the deep dive into Sex and the City (laughing) but that is basically what happened…that visual is what popped into my head when I was watching this video. 

So if you’re someone who likes music videos I would recommend checking it out. I will also leave a link to the Youtube video in the show notes on our webpage.

So yeah enough chatting now I’ll play you the song. So without more of my chit chat here is “I’m Good Thanks.”

You can also leave an audio comment at link in the episode summary.

We would love to know what you think about Mackenzie Dayle and her track “I’m Good Thanks.”

You can tell us in a comment on the podcast webpage. You can also leave an audio comment at link in the episode summary.

For more information on Mackenzie Dayle you can like her on Facebook, and follow her on Instagram and TikTok

On Instagram she is at the handle MackenzieDayle. That is M-A-C-K-E-N-Z-I-E D-A-Y-L-E.

On Facebook her page is Mackenzie Dayle Music. That is all one word M-A-C-K-E-N-Z-I-E D-A-Y-L-E M-U-S-I-C.

Her TikTok handle is @MackenzieDayle. That is the @ sign, M-A-C-K-E-N-Z-I-E, D-A-Y-L-E.

Get this and her other track “Cut You Out” now on Amazon music.

If you are looking for more new music be sure to subscribe to our podcast so you will get the latest updates on our artist features. You can also find more music features on our website at www.EatSleepBreatheMusic.com. That is E-a-t-S-l-e-e-p-B-r-e-a-t-h-e-M-u-s-i-c dot com. 

Thanks for listening and see you in the next episode!

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