Mackenzie Dayle takes a pass on dating your brother’s ex-girlfriend’s neighbour’s best friend in her self-assured new single and video I’m Good, Thanks — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The Edmonton artist’s new track is a love letter to independence — a super-charged reminder that the most important relationship you’ll ever have is the one with yourself. “I got together with a group of people who have all experienced some level of ‘single-person ridicule’ in their lives,” Dayle explains. “From that, we created a super sassy, salty song making fun of all the attempts people make to ‘fix’ someone who is single — while also empowering listeners to stay single as long as it feels good for them. Honestly, it could have been an hour long. After pooling all of our experiences from our times being single, and hearing the experiences of the people around us, we had enough ammo to fill 20 songs!
“Being single can be so important,” Dayle continues. “I spent quite a few lengthy periods of being single. After every heartbreak, I typically like to take at least a couple months, if not more, to reflect on what happened in that past relationship: the red flags I overlooked, the behaviour I enabled, the way I personally could have done better, and further figuring out what I’m looking for in the person I want to end up with. Every portion of time I spend single helps me know myself more, and makes what I’m looking for even more clear.”
She surrounds the track’s reflective and insightful message with upbeat, dance pop in the vein of Katy Perry and Ava Max. Beyond that, it gets its point across loud and clear without being superior. “The song is not meant to put single and ‘taken’ people against each other either,” Dayle reassures. “It’s specifically saying you should take all the time you need to be single, so when or if you find someone great enough to settle down with, you’ll be going into it as your best, most confident, and most healthy self.”
A naturally gifted performer, Dayle has snagged the attention of Wendy Starland (responsible for discovering Lady Gaga), honed her vocal ability with coach Carole-Lynn Quinn, and continued to train in hip-hop dance under the tutelage of choreographer Carlo Atienza (So You Think You Can Dance). Dayle dropped her first CD Give Me Some Action in 2012. Last year, she released her debut album Single.