Æ MAK - i dance in the kitchen (feat. Seba Safe)

Song of the Day
Hosted by Kevin Cole

Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by Kevin Cole, co-host of Drive Time on KEXP, is "i dance in the kitchen (feat. Seba Safe)" by Æ MAK, a 2020 self-released single.


 
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photo by Tim Shearwood
written by Janice Headley

Irish artist Æ Mak (real name: Aoife McCann) has always brought an infectious energy to her work. (Who can forget her dynamic performance at KEXP's 2019 Iceland Airwaves broadcast?) And now she brings that vivacity to the culinary with her new single "i dance in the kitchen," a sneak peek at her forthcoming EP titled how to: make a kitsch pop song to show the world, which will be out September 18th. 

Written, recorded and produced during the coronavirus lockdown, the new EP was inspired by HOW TO, a zine by McCann's friend Eleanor Jameson, who "reached out to various Irish artists from different backgrounds, asking them to create a tutorial on a topic of their choosing."  

"Eleanor Jameson came to me in May with her "how to" zine idea and I was giddy about it," McCann wrote on her Facebook page. "At the time I had just set up a little home studio and had begun to work with logic, never before having recorded or produced my own songs. So I thought the title perfect for me to work with was just that, it went hand in hand with how I was belittling my work at the time and I wanted to make light of it and embrace it. I was insecure in my capability to produce. What I had started to make were glitchy goofy pop songs, little did I know how much the context and the creative process would inspire me and I can now confidently say, I'm somewhat of a producer, baby."

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