Mandi Macias a multi-talented singer and songwriter born and raised in Los Angeles California. She wrote her first song at the tender age of 8. Her first song dubbed “Old Pal” was a tribute to her late Nana Barbara. She found solace in writing music and later began piano and singing lessons. She ultimately developed a style of songwriting that is transparent, daring, and full of hope, and reflective of her experiences, thoughts, and ambitions. Turning pain into purpose and lessons into studio sessions. Her overarching ambition is to do what she loves and bring happiness to others through her music. Her dream is to one day write music with Harry Styles, Miley Cyrus and Blondie just to name a few artists. Macias wants to write songs for other amazing artists. Currently enrolled in college for music production and her BA in The Science of Audio Production. She has high aspirations to also open a record label company one day and help young artist. Mandi is a strong songwriter and is building her catalog of songs, and loves to collaborate with other producers and songwriters.. Mandi first rose to prominence after recording a cover of Camila Cabello’s “Crying in the Club”. The music video for the song garnered plaudits and is currently her most viewed video with over 84K views. She then followed up the success of the song with her debut EP Titled “Sixteen” which she released on her 16th Birthday. Despite being regarded as a “Pop” artist Mandi’s sound combines elements and nuances from multiple genres such as Synthwave, Alternative Pop, Electro Pop, and Contemporary R&B. One of her singles, “Some Nights”, hit over a million streams amongst all Streaming platforms, including Spotify with 460,000 streams! She then released a 2021 summer single titled “Take You Home, which has spread buzz amid local Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Mandi’s most recent single “Ghost” released on Oct. 29th 2021. This single shows Mandi’s versatility since this was recorded with live music. This has an Alternative Pop , Punk Pop & Indie Rock Pop sound to it. On January 14, 2022 “Ghost” music video will release. Mandi took her time on filming her “Ghost” music video, so she could bring her visions of “Ghost” to life. More to come in 2022 with her next single releasing “Ghost” unplugged version Feb. 2022. In November 2022 she released “When You Were A Virgin” which has received over 160K streams. Originally this song was supposed to be on her upcoming EP but she decided to release it earlier so her fans can get a taste of her new music. Mandi plans on releasing her EP “Teenage Euloguy on April 28, 2023.
Where are you based?
How long have you been making music?
Since I was 8 years old
What genre would you consider your music to be?
What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
My passion for instruments led me to write and that led me to perform
What are your biggest musical influences?
Blondie, No Doubt, Paramore, Pat Benatar, Olivia Rodrigo, Miley Cyrus The Neighbourhood
Are you signed to a label or are you an independent artist?
What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
Financially, having money for the bigger Producers to work with me. I work 3-4 jobs to get money to record my music, market my music and make quality Music Videos. I also find it hard to perform in towns you haven’t built up enough fans to sell 50 tickets (Pay to Play) so that’s frustrating too.
How many songs or albums have you released to date?
Approx. 19 songs
Can you tell us a few things about your latest release?
Sure. I love my new release. It’s an EP called “Teenage Eulogy – EP”, and it came out on April 28, 2023. it’s a DCP is my first alternative pop type AP and I’m super happy that it’s hit over 1 million streams for the whole EP in five months.
Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
Actually, yes! Super excited. I am starting to work on another EP that will drop next year around March or April and with that I will probably drop a single first that will be on that EP. This one’s a little different showing another type of who Mandi is and what I can do with my music I’m very excited about this project.