An up-and-coming singer/songwriter with a fresh yet classic sensibility, Macy Todd creates lushly folk-tinged pop music that transcends both genre and time. Hailing from Georgia, the 18-year-old musician delivers an instantly captivating sound that centers on her delicate yet masterful voice, an instrument she’s honed through performing for crowds of thousands at her home church. Now at work on her debut, Macy laces those sweetly soulful vocals into songs built on indelible melody and a warm, graceful musicality.

Raised in Lawrenceville, Georgia, Macy grew up in a family who made music a major part of her life right from her earliest years. “My dad was a singer and toured in bands for a long time, and he played everything from Queen to Stevie Wonder around the house ever since I was a little kid,” she says. At age 14, Macy began delving deeper into her musical roots and learned to play guitar with the help of lessons from Chris Morgan, the worship pastor at her church. The following year, she tapped into her creative side and tried her hand at composing songs, quickly discovering her natural sense of melody and lyricism. “I started writing my own little silly songs when I was about 15, and in a couple years I started to realize that music was something that I could actually pursue more seriously,” Macy recalls.

In the midst of Macy’s sharpening her songcraft and cultivating her voice as an artist and musician, Morgan introduced her to his longtime friend Dan Hannon (a producer who’s also worked with artists like von Grey, Manchester Orchestra, and A Rocket to the Moon). Now collaborating with Morgan and Hannon in developing songs for her debut, Macy’s recently added ukulele and piano to her repertoire, as well as begun exploring the work of legendary female artists like Stevie Nicks and Linda Ronstadt. That exploration has yielded songs such as “Wildflowers,” a wistful and lilting, intricately woven track that infuses its folky simplicity with all the breezy charm of a timeless pop gem. “I was listening to a lot of the Everly Brothers around the time I wrote that song, and I wanted to come up something with a similar style of pretty harmonies,” says Macy. “I took out my ukulele and found my way to the melody, and from there the whole song started to come together.”

As shown on “Wildflowers,” Macy’s graced with a rare and enchanting power to channel pure feeling into music that’s elegantly arranged and gorgeously refined. And for Macy, who tends to take an instinct-guided approach to songwriting, instilling each song with so much heart is essential to her vision. “I love writing songs because it lets me express myself in a way that’s not always easy to do in everyday life,” she says. “I can use the music and melody and all those elements to create emotion, to make people think, and to build a level of connection that’s really special.”

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