Although simple in concept and hugely infectious on first listen, Dale McKay’s new track ‘Make You Happy’ offers an excellent example of how good independent pop music can be moulded to fit other genres. Perhaps the main driver here is McKay’s voice, which holds more quality and soul than 99% of independent artists on the circuit right now.
This soulful element has, as a result, been enveloped into the style, with a touch of funk and roots to help it flourish. Think James Morrison but a smoother tone (and a lot less gravel) and you can’t go far wrong. All of which bodes very well for McKay’s new EP – ‘Here and Now’ which is on it’s way on September 16th. Exciting times.