Macajey is the brainchild of guitarist, engineer and producer Jeremy Macachor. He is back with his latest release ‘Mornin” from his upcoming album Daydreamin’. We sat down with Macajey to talk about the new single, his music, inspiration and much more!
OSR: If you had not become a musician, what would you be doing right now?
Macajey: Archaeology always fascinated me and I was considering it in high school. If there was an option to be a Buddhist monk or surfer bum in the 50s in Hawaii, those would have been interesting paths too.
OSR: What is the story behind ‘Mornin’’?
Macajey: ‘Mornin” is for me personally some ways to start and spend any given day in life. I like to start each day with a few nice deep breaths to start the day off calm and on a good path. The lyric “Keep it simple and a little bit mystical” basically means, for me, that you don’t have to complicate life too much and always leave room for unexpected things to happen.
OSR: What would you like your fans to take away from this single?
Macajey: Breath in and out. Easily. Freely. Keep it simple and a little bit mystical and have fun in life.
OSR: When you create music, what is your personal purpose or goal?
Macajey: I would say I’m finally at the place where I understand who I am enough to recognize that specific feeling that comes up that will lead to a good song. It sometimes comes out of nowhere, or in the middle of practice, but the goal is to ride that wave smoothly and know that you don’t have to force anything. There’s no point in struggling to make a song, the good ones come and are effortless. So the goal is to live in a way that those moments come often.
OSR: Which instruments do you play and which would you like to learn to play?
Macajey: I play guitar and sing. Singing has been a new experience so I would say I’d still like to learn how to sing better, which I think will take another 30 years.
OSR: Would you like to collaborate with other musicians and who would that be?
Macajey: Oh man, John Frusciante would be a dream. Gold Panda would be really cool. Charles Mingus would’ve been really cool to be involved with in the studio side of things since I do recording and mixing as well.
OSR: Do you carefully plan your releases or do you finish a song and immediately release it?
Macajey: For this album, everything is planned out, but I have ideas for the next music I write to be more spontaneous in releasing as the come together.
OSR: What type of music would you have on your favourite playlist?
Macajey: Here’s all of my favourite music from the last 5 years: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1311ETj0U9VuaKfrCU6YsV?si=nQRWrYAsS2CtAg3s07PvfQ
OSR: If you can have your fans remember one thing about you, what would that be?
Macajey: Such revealing questions. Hmm, that I followed my heart and did my best to not let fear keep me from moving forward.
OSR: What are your plans for the next six months?
Macajey: Play some shows around Estonia, release a few more singles and the album in October, then start writing the next one!