SOL3 MIO’s Moses Mackay Unveils Debut Solo Album, GRACE

SOL3 MIO’s Moses Mackay Unveils Debut Solo Album, GRACE

Listen to GRACE HERE and purchase on CD and vinyl HERE

Packed with stories, soulful tunes and cinematic ballads, GRACE is a work of art and a place of deep connection to the heart of Moses Mackay. Written entirely by the artist himself, the 10 track album features songs that feel familiar, such as the gorgeously mellow ‘Back To You’, as well as “songs that make you feel like you’re watching a movie,” such as today’s single ‘Embers Of Fire’.

GRACE is a contrast from SOL3 MIO, as I wanted to show another side of my writing,” reflects Moses. “I still love opera and still sing with SOL3 MIO… but this album was something I had to do. I never thought I’d actually do it!”

Recorded in LA, and mixed and mastered in England, Moses worked with a range of incredible musicians on the album, including Damiano Della Torre, Felipe Milk and Fabián Antonio González. “The album was recorded at Furaha Studios where Bruno Mars used to write, and where Lady Gaga recorded ‘Poker Face’”, says Moses. “It took me 3 months of solid focus to get this album off the ground.”

Also out today is the unifying lead single ‘Embers Of Fire’. Classically driven, the track is a timepiece, swirling with Moses’s impressive vocal range and soaring, emotive melodies. Beginning with just a simple, rich piano, the music expands into a cinematic soundscape of deep feeling.

“‘Embers Of Fire’ was written post the Black Lives Matter movement and a worldwide lockdown, turning countries to chaos”, explains Moses. “What we all saw was fear disguised as anger, frustration and acting out. The single is a cinematic piece that resonates with all of humanity, with the leading chorus line being “an eye for an eye will make the whole world blind...””.

Listen to ‘Embers Of Fire’ HERE

Today’s release follows the recent unveiling of the album’s first single ‘Some Sorta Sensation’. A fun and easy-going song about the infatuation of new love, the track came out alongside a blissful accompanying music video shot in LA. Hitting the ground running, ‘Some Sorta Sensation’ quickly charted in the top 10 on the Hot 20 NZ Singles Chart and received wide-spread support and airplay from The Hits, The Breeze, One News, Breakfast TV and more.

Born and raised in New Zealand, Moses is a multi-instrumentalist with an ear for harmony and composition. A Masters graduate of the Wales International Academy of Voice, he is one third of the world renowned trio SOL3 MIO. Their debut album spent an incredible 16 weeks at #1 and is certified 8x Platinum. They have been awarded the iconic Tui Award twice and Album Of The Year, Best Group and Highest Selling Album at the Aotearoa Music Awards for three consecutive years.

GRACE marks the beginning of an exciting new venture for this beloved Aotearoa artist, with Moses saying “this is the first and I’m so excited for it to be out. To say I did it.. against the odds. I made the album.”

GRACE is available to listen HERE and purchase on CD and vinyl HERE