Mackenta – Hypersensitive, Acting Tough Is An Actual Sign Of Weakness
Can we crawl and cry for pain
Can we stand tall and try again
Can we care for our feelings
Can we stop ignoring our tears and suffering
Stop chasing vanity, stop hiding the bright of our smiles
Can we stare at the broken (wo)man in the mirror
Reminisce happy thoughts, and live life in technicolor
Toronto based songstress Mackenta releases Hypersensitive, a song with a message: letting go of your genuine-self. Hiding feelings and acting tough happens to be more weakening than exposing your shortcoming. The singer invites then to rise up against your fears and shames.
That’s how human beings become strong out of weak points. That way, embracing your hypersensitivity is an awakening to who you really are. With that being said, Mackenta cares about not falling into the trap that vulnerability and sadness are cool things among social trends. Like H.E.R. said it, “it’s all cool until you’re suicidal” (Lord is Coming).
“In the “Hypersensitive” music video, I play a being that is not human (either alien or robot – you can decide) but feels as if they’re being held hostage by human emotions. Eventually, they break down. That’s how I was beginning to feel in a world where emotions are related to weakness.At the end of the day, I’ve come to recognize that my ability to be vulnerable actually makes me strong, regardless of how others perceive me” explains Mackenta.
Mackenta (formerly Mack Davis) is an outstanding songwriter, rising in the urban music scene. Voice with character, smart storytellier, she’s giving suggestive renditions, smooth with the attitude, she breathes out sensuality.
Her debut EP, “Over the Influence” reflects on her own personal life influences. Her tone is genuine; she doesn’t limit herself to shallow subject matter or a bubble-gum clean persona. Mackenta’s sound is a unique fusion of atmospheric hip-hop, R&B and indie. Soulful vocals and polished songwriting power her melodic approach.
She began writing poems, stories and songs as her first form of expression at the early age of seven. She later began performing around Toronto in a female hip-hop crew. Mackenta continues to work closely with a team of primarily female artists and entrepreneurs, striving for female empowerment and creative-control.
Mackenta is more than just a music artist, she is calling for a movement; even at the early stages of her building career.