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The talented Tanner Mackey is prepping to hit Spotify with his first single of 2018. Ending 2017 strong with the independent release of his second LP "Be Gentle," Tanner stepped back to give the listeners time to enjoy the project and do some self-reflecting. As for most musicians, that time was not only used wisely but used productively as he find himself right back at the table writing new music. The Dream-Pop artist felt his single, properly titled "Reflecting," was the perfect way to not only start off his catalog for 2018, but also his new year as the release date is set for May 23rd, Tanners 22cnd birthday. Mr. Mackey felt "Reflecting" would be a great way to bring his listeners up to date with his personal growth.
With influences such as Destroyer, Black Marble, Alvvays, Tanner loves mixing mixing together genres and expressing his musical versatility. He has a very "to the point" and deeply rooted philosophy. He believes music should fulfill needs for both the artist and the listener. The music should allow the artist to express their thoughts and emotions in a way that is free from judgement or self-doubt. The music should also help the listener grow, whether that manifests through feeling understood by the message of the song, or by expanding their understanding of music. Tanner feels good music is a way for people to connect and empathize with others. That being said, music with zero depth created solely to be marketed isn't music, it's a product. That music is created to distract and fill time, not to grow or express. And according to Tanner...he will never make music like that.
Spoken like a true artist. Any true lover of music and the emotion it brings can't help to respect this artists outlook. It's not often these days you meet people who create musical art for the love of creating musical art. And the single "Reflecting" will only bring you closer to feeling you know the artist Tanner Mackey even more personally. Which is all the more reason this guy deserves every listen and follower he receives.
We look forward to the May 23rd release of "Reflecting" via Spotify. And after one listen you will too. You can go to www.tannermackey.com/ to get to know this entertaining musician a little bet, get up to date with some of his previous music, and find out how to stay in the know for live performances and release.