Toronto-based pop singer, Maccie, has released her debut single, “High”. The song highlights the struggles of the foster care system and serves as an anthem to help those within the system break free of the restrictions it imposes upon the individual. Maccie describes how her own background influenced the song’s creation:
“I grew up in Portland, Ontario in foster care, and from a young age I used music as an escape. I always had a passion for singing but when I discovered the piano at age 8 I was hooked. I taught myself by ear, I learned piano, then moved on to guitar, djembe and kora. After I broke free of the foster care system, I traveled to Toronto where I enrolled at Ryerson University for Recording Arts. ‘High’ is about being resilient. It is about seeing the truth behind the lies in order to survive. Above all ‘High’ is about acknowledging a negative situation or toxic relationship and deciding to emerge from it independent, happy, and ever more confident in yourself. ‘High’ is about self-appreciation.”
Give this great song a listen and be sure to follow Maccie on her social media channels!
Connect with Maccie:
I’m Nicole, a biology teacher by day, but my life revolves around music. I’m that girl that you will always find with the concert t-shirt on and ear buds in. It is rare that you find me without some type of music playing in the background. I connect all of my life experiences to music. It truly has its own language in my heart. There is nothing more exciting than taking in all that a concert has to offer. I love to support local Canadian acts and attend as many shows that I can.