Today’s song is the recently released “Saturday Night Sleeping” by the American rock singer-songwriter Brian Mackey. According to the press release, the song features the deep feelings of losing someone close to you. Mackey draws his inspiration for this tune from his own experience of losing his son to a heroin overdose on a warm Saturday night in May.
“If you ever want to get down to the heart of a matter with someone with an opioid addiction who won’t take their addiction seriously, you could ask them which casket they’d like, or which rehab they’d like to visit. Because honestly, there are not many options for the addict. Jail, rehab, or death. Writing it was hard. Recording it was hard. Singing it was hard. Reliving it is brutal. May 20th, 2018, my life changed forever.”
According to the single press release: “With the release of “Saturday Night Sleeping,” Mackey hopes to raise awareness for mental health, opioid dependency, and addiction which has continued to grow exponentially during the COVID-19 pandemic due to isolation, loneliness, and loss of work, and global normalcy. The goal is to combat the stigma surrounding these issues and start conversations so that those affected will feel safe enough to seek help.”
Brian Mackey’s “Saturday Night Sleeping” is such a beautiful yet powerful song for Mental Health Awareness Month. An acoustic mid-tempo with deep lyrics, this tune is such a pleasant listen with the quiet tones, mellow melodies, and passionate vocals. You can hear raw emotions in Mackey’s vocals as he sings each word with a slight edge to them. It such a powerful yet beautiful song. Make sure to check out the lyrics because they are so beautifully written yet poignant. With its lyrics, vocals, and melodies, “Saturday Night Sleeping” is a must-listen for your day today!
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About the Artist: Brian Mackey
Singer-Songwriter Brian Mackey voices what often goes unsaid with warmth and vulnerability that is reminiscent yet new. He’s often been told that he has a sound that combines a healthy balance of Folk, Pop, Rock, and Americana with a voice that is in the likes of the late Jim Croce. Originally from the northern Florida panhandle, Brian was raised on a diet of 90’s alt-rock and 70’s folk music. From a very early age, the youngest of three had an ear for music. His grandmother played piano, sitting in at local clubs, and his mother dabbled in songwriting.
There was nothing Brian liked more than music. “I used to ‘steal’ albums from my brothers and parents. I remember listening to Queen’s Night at the Opera over and over and over. I never got sick of it, never got sick of listening to the radio or hearing new music,” he says. “I liked everything, it didn’t matter what it was as long as the musicians played instruments!”
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