Harmony Muzik’s 2nd Law of the Few Record Pool on June 2nd, 2011, was a huge success. Many DMV performers showed up and showed out and there were even some special guest appearances from artists outside of the DMV. We usually don’t do this but theycallmeayo got a chance to get some words from the beautiful, talented, Brooklyn artist, Adrienne Mack-Davis. From music to Brooklyn we touched on who Miss Mack-Davis really is……
TCMA: Where/when did you find your musical self?
AMD: I would say it found me lol, around a very young age, music has always found expression through me and I through it.
TCMA: Discuss latest project and the meaning of its title?
AMD: I am currently in the studio with Mikey Fresh working on our debut full length “Musical Androgyny”, the title encompasses who I am musically, eclectic, free to explore where a beat takes me.
TCMA: Living in Brooklyn? How’s that like for an artist?
AMD: It’s very loud. Honestly the scene here in NY is convenient cuz there is so much here but in terms of head space, discipline, I am not sure one can fully cultivate that here. One needs peace and nature, the city is very abrasive, it serves a certain artistic purpose however, the stress of it all brings out quite brilliance.
TCMA: Describe your music style by your favorite object (clothing, accessory, makeup, food etc)…
AMD: Well I suppose I am like a sneaker, a lil old school fundamental Soul and a bit of new flash and color laced all up in one fly package that all can find comfort in.
TCMA: Where do you go to find peace?
AMD: I pray, I go to nature; it heals me like nothing else, just space.
TCMA: How do you handle frustration and disappointment?
AMD: I cry [laughs]. I talk to friends and family for support, again I pray, but after those few broken moments I begin to restructure myself right away to focus my energy on the positive knowing every situation has a silver lining.
TCMA: How did you find out about the LOTFRP?
AMD: Actually through a fellow artist Harmony Muzik ,who I had linked up with at South By Southwest.
TCMA: Let’s talk about the atmosphere of SxSW and what it was like performing there.
AMD: It was incredible, Austin is a really eclectic town so there was music from all over which I love because it gets me out of my element.
TCMA: If you could change one thing about the entertainment industry what would it be?
AMD: The developmental aspect of the industry is something id change, so many young artist these days don’t understand that they don’t have to sell their soul or exploit themselves for creative success, instead of giving millions in advance money one should be educated on the power their artistic expression has to change and influence the world they see around them. I’d like to see more honesty and less profit driven strategy.
TCMA: Describe your dream concert, who would perform and where would the location be.
AMD: My dream concert would be in my home town at Manhattan Square Park , there is this old scaffolding structure of always dreamed of singing on top of [laughs], all my friends and family would be there…I’d sing for my city proper you know? As for other performers, I’d choose Adele, Ben Harper and Joan Armatrading to do sets as well, it’d be a magical night!!
TCMA: What has been the high point of your career thus far?
AMD: Performing in Times Square on Earth Day for a couple thousand wandering around that day, it was better than American Idol!! As well as the opportunity to be an official “Fighting for Futures” artist on the Bring it Back Stage on the Vans Warped tour this summer!!! I’d say that’s the biggest opportunity yet, to tour around this country doing my music and teaching workshop’s is really amazing!
We’d like to thank Adrienne Mack-Davis for sharing with us and would love to have her back in the DMV someday soon.
For more on Adrienne visit: www.amackdavis.bandcamp.com
Also visit www.fightingforfutures.org for more on the tour…