Kid Mac aka Macario De Souza spends his time in the music and film worlds. Known for directing Bra Boys and Fighting Fear he has been wearing his director's hat the last few years after taking time off music.
His work in film landed him in studios and on projects with some of the most interesting names in contemporary music: Poo Bear, twenty one pilots, Baker Boy, Sampa the Great, Tasman Keith and Dune Rats to name a few. And after declaring himself creatively crippled when it came to his music, they inspired his return today with his new single 'Good Life'. The haunting track fuses his love of electronic, indie and hip-hop.
The song was co-written with Billy Fox, produced and mixed by Chris Collins, and mastered by George Georgiadis.
Kid Mac speaking about his single, "Good Life is an exploration into the two wolves that live in all of us, good wolf vs evil wolf battling it out for the loudest howl at the moon. Sonically it's a hybrid of genres that starts off almost folky and builds to big drum machine breakdown with electronic undertones. Musically it's a journey much like the story being told."
The song is complemented by the brooding video which was self-directed by Kid Mac, and featured on Rolling Stone Australia.
He further adds "Every time I write songs, I'm automatically writing the script for the visuals to match at the same time which is a blessing and a curse. The song feels cinematic, so I wanted the visuals to be film-like too. It's thought-provoking and brings a new element of the narrative to the story. We shot this video during the Covid-19 lockdown so the concept was based around having limited people on set. I especially had fun editing the group section at the end. The result is a little dark which suits the world of 'Good Life' perfectly."