Genre: Pop, R&B
For fans of: Leona Lewis, Sugababes, Jordin Sparks
Ladies and ladyboys, meet singer-songwriter Carrie Mac.
Having just come off tour opening for X Factor winner Alexandra Burke, the multi-talented UK songstress (she plays violin, guitar and piano…plus the ocarina to boot!) is now gearing up to begin her official debut.
On April 18, Miss Mac will take a crack (too fun, too fun) at tearing up the charts with her debut single, “Till I See You Again.”
The song, a piano ‘n’ strings pop number, is chock full of radio-friendly appeal, playing somewhere in between the ranks of a modern R&B-tinged mid-tempo (Keri Hilson‘s “Energy”) and the power pop balladry of yesteryear (I’m hearing a touch of Celine Dion‘s “Power of Love” in the chorus).
Given her track record thus far, it certainly seems as though Mac could make a dent in the UK Singles Chart: Last year Mac released a gorgeous ballad called “Hello” for digital sale in Scotland (now available worldwide–watch her perform the song live) that managed to crack the Top 40 without any promotion.
â€œA few years ago I wasnâ€™t ready for this. But now I feel I can deal with whatever is thrown at me now. Itâ€™s time for me to show people I can sing live, write my own songs and play my own instruments. This is a long overdue, here I am,â€ Mac says of her forthcoming debut.
With any luck, it’ll be worth the wait!
“Till I See You Again” will be released on April 18. (iTunes)