Makena

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

My real name is Makena Moore, and I’m from Lakewood, Colorado in the United State! As a kid I was always singing, and performing for people.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember. At the age of 4 Britney Spears was my idol, and honestly is a big reason why I do music today. My parents saw how much I loved performing and put me in singing lessons, guitar lessons, piano lesson and performance classes, which I am honestly so grateful for. Through elementary school I love country music and wanted to be a country singer, until I hit middle school and I found a love for 90’s punk/pop and alternative music. I have experience in theater as well. Through out high school I was very active in my drama department. However, as much as I love musical theater, songwriting and performing my own music is really where my heart and passion is.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your song.

So my genre is definitely pop music, but I liked to put a spin on the production to make it a little more alternative and a more unique sound. The concept behind my song “Run Away” is the point in a relationship when you realize that you’re not as into the person you are seeing as much as they are into you. I tried to create this nostalgic vibe, describing how when a relationship ends, you look back at all the times you should have ended it but you didn’t, and because of that you hurt someone you really care about.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

As a musician and a songwriter, I’m really lyric driven. I’ll spend hours making sure that the idea in my head is written perfectly for the song. Most people are generally attracted to melody in a song first, but for me if I like the lyrics, I’ll probably like the song. My esthetic on my most recent project is this balance of hard and soft. I tend to write these moody, angry songs, or these super sad and depressing songs. And I wanted to balance that out with production. So even though the lyrics deal with darker concepts, the production masks that feeling.

The industry is super hard to get into, but I think the hardest part about the music business, is believing in yourself. It’s so easy to take what someone says about you to heart. But learning how to over come the negativity is the key to success.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

So I am a solo artist, but when I play live I have an awesome DJ that plays with me. His name is Brandon Marrujo, he’s 17 and extremely talented. Over the past year I was recording in New York, with producers Sho Ishikura and Adrien Peter. They were very influential in the sound of the project, and helping me develop the ideas in my head, and actually bring them to life!

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I’ve been a part of the music industry for as long as I can remember, this is always something I wanted to do. But I feel like I started taking it more seriously after high school. Because I then had the time and freedom to create what I wanted and pursue this career.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Honestly other artists inspire me so much. Whenever I go to a show, I come home, and I usually write a new song, because seeing them performing and doing what they love motivate me, so I can get to that point as well. I write song about events in my life, or the events in my friend’s life, so whenever something really drastic happens I’ll usually write about that. It’s a way for me to comprehend and decompress the situation.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

I mean I don’t think I have written a hit song yet… haha, but if you’re thinking TOP 40 hit songs, they are usually in the key of A,C.E, or G, have a bmp of 120, and are around three minutes and thirty seconds. But those are just statistics.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

Thank you so much for listening to my music, like it honestly means the world.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Write everyday, and never give up!

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

I mean I’m very early in my music career. For this current project I’m releasing all the songs as singles!

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

Channel 93.3 in Denver plays my song on locals only. I’ve also been featured on blogs such as The Prelude Press, Wonky Sensitive, Fountainhead Focus, Kill The Music, YesterDaze News, and Unsigned Unheard 5280.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

Usually I’ll have a concept in mind or one line/lyric, and then I’ll sit down at the piano or guitar and work out what I’m thinking in my head! I then usually bring the finish song to a producer and we sit down together edit and creating a cool sound design for the song!

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

1. Panic! At the Disco

2. Halsey

3. Sia

4. Jon Bellion

5. Billie Eilish

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

I’ve collaborated with a few EDM /Electronic based artists in Denver, Toy Box, Faceless Nameless, and Chewy and Bach. In the future if I could collaborate with anyone I would definitely like to work with Brendon Urie from P!ATD, Sia, Halsey, Taylor Swift and Jon Bellion. They are all such huge inspirations so if that ever actually happened I would probably die, but it’s fine hahaha.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

http://www.iammakena. com

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMakena/

https://twitter.com/iammakena

https://www.instagram.com/iammakena/

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

It’s on all online music listening platforms!


https://open.spotify.com/track/0s05C6nC1wLFUhr7qnawHQ

https://soundcloud.com/iammakena/run-away

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/run-away-single/id1300680365

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

My Happiest day was probably the day I met Brendon Urie from P!ATD, the saddest day was the day after I met Brendon Urie from P!ATD, because I realized I may never meet him again…. Hahahaha!

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I’d buy myself an unlimited supply of Krusteaz brand mini frozen pancakes, and build myself a super cool studio in my house, where a bunch of musicians come over and collaborate and make amazing music together!

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