Alternative pop artist Makena just released her debut single “3am” today. The track is the first single of many to be released by Makena over the next year. I am really digging this single. Makena has a beautiful tone to her voice. The melodic instrumentals in “3am” have a mellow yet upbeat rhythmic tempo set to lyrics about addiction combined with an ill matched relationship between two people who can’t be together but can’t see to escape either situation, something so many people today can relate to. It’s deep, but also a song that you will find yourself singing along to as well. Makena did a great job putting this track together and the team she worked with perfectly balanced the final mix of “3am”. I am really looking forward to seeing what comes next from this new artist. Check out the details below about Makena and take this track for a spin, you will really enjoy it.
Hailing from Denver, Colorado, Makena expresses her life experiences through a musical channel of honest lyrics, moody production and pop melodies. Drawing from influences such as Sia, Lorde, and Zella Day, Makena brings a dark and vulnerable edge to alternative pop. Her new single “3 am” provides a glimpse into the raw and unfiltered style of writing that is prevalent in upcoming music releases. “3 am” can be listened to on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and Sound Cloud.
“3am” was recorded in Brooklyn and produced by Sho Ishikura and Adrien Peters at Treehouse Studios. Makena’s single is a paradoxical summer tune combining upbeat melodies and fun production with lyrics that give the listener a look into a dark and dysfunctional relationship.
“My goal was to paint a picture of this drug and alcohol driven relationship between two people that weren’t really in the place to be committed to each other but also weren’t ready to be alone” -Makena
Check out “3am” below via Soundcloud and Spotify. Then let us know what you think by leaving us a comment.