Mandy McMillan radiates good vibes in her empowering new video and single Dream Catcher — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
“Every dream is worth catching and when you can turn them into reality, it is so worth it in the end,” says the Canadian country-pop artist. “I want everyone who discovers Dream Catcher to pursue whatever their souls desire. With the right manifestation, we can all be the little dream catchers that our hearts want us to be. After a decade of dreaming, chasing, embracing, and growing, Dream Catcher defines my sound and my life. Today — as an artist and as a person — I am exactly where I want to be.”
Co-written in Nashville by McMillan and Andrew Beason and produced by Simon Gugala, Dream Catcher was inspired by McMillan’s own love of dream catchers that started when she first made them at a festival. The song is both an honest reflection of her unwavering belief in the cultivation and manifestation of goals, and a compelling snapshot of her own journey towards fulfillment. The music video was directed by Jenny Marvin. Dream Catcher just dropped to radio in Canada on June 1, making it McMillan’s debut Canadian country radio single.
A performer since age five, the Edmonton-born McMillan gave up her day job to move to Nashville after winning a 2008 Country Music Television Canada contest. This bold choice has led to an array of moments, like opening for the likes of Trisha Yearwood and Blake Shelton, releasing her self-titled debut 2014 EP, appearing on stage as part of Kenny Chesney’s 2014 CMA Awards performance, showcasing at the 2018 Diamonds in the Rough series during Canadian Country Music Week, making the Top 10 of ole’s Play for Publisher for her 2018 single Chasin’ the Ace, playing in a Fleetwood Mac tribute band, and showcasing at Whiskey Jam.
Now dividing her time between Canada and Nashville, McMillan wants her new music and her journey to empower others to act on their own ambitions. To that end, she is supporting Dream Catcher with several unique initiatives, including:
• A 30 Days of Dream Catchers blog series highlighting inspiring people.
• An acoustic video release on July 6.
• A virtual Edmonton-themed release show on July 13.
• A weekly Dream Catcher podcast with co-host Carli Kahl.
McMillan’s Dream Catcher adventure will continue with this fall’s anticipated release of the album of the same name. Until then, she’ll just keep on dreaming – and catching. Watch Dream Catcher above, listen to more of Mandy McMillan’s music below, and keep up with her via her website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.