The Michigan-based singer-songwriter and pop-country artist McKayla Prew turns the tables on a romantic fairy tale love with her latest single, "Prince."
Currently gearing up to release her full-length debut album, 'Mine,' McKayla Prew is incredibly eager to get the ball rolling on her music career with consistent releases. After releasing her well-received debut single, "FAKE FRIENDS," McKayla Prew is now charging down her unique creative path without an end in sight.
Produced by McMusic, McKayla Prew's latest single, "Prince," also features the sweet guitar stylings of Troy Lancaster (Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, etc.). When speaking upon this fairy tale gone wrong of a single, Prew had this to say, "This fairy tale ends up not having a typical happy ending as the dream "Prince" ends up being the greatest villain of the story."
As we begin listening to the single, "Prince," the song opens with Troy Lancaster's bright and twangy electric guitar melodies accompanied by mid-tempo drum breaks and plucky banjo melodies. As McKayla Prew begins vocalizing her passion for someone special, she later transitions into the upbeat chorus while captivating any listener with her beaming and broad vocal range.
Diving deeper into the single and McKayla Prew's lyricism, she sings from a heartfelt and romantic approach until the very last hook, where she switches her lyricism to depict scenes of being a damsel in distress, left in her tower without the prince she dreamed of. We get heavy 'Speak Now' Taylor Swift vibes from this single, as it leaves us chanting McKayla Prew's anthemic lyricism until the very last beat.
Get your dose of reality with McKayla Prew's latest single, "Prince," and keep an eye out for the artist's forthcoming album later this year.
Discover, "Prince," here.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, McKayla Prew. We love the upbeat and exciting tones within your recent single, "Prince." What inspired you to write a song about a prince turned villain?
I feel like everyone can relate to a time where someone they loved deeply changed for the worst. Prince is the story about loving someone who used to be there for you through everything. Suddenly, events twist and turn as the said “Prince” leaves at the downfall. I grew up reading and watching fairytales where a princess gets saved by her prince and lives happily ever after. This inspired me to write a song about the true reality of love and that it isn’t always meant to be, even when you think it is.
Why did you choose to create the instrumentals for "Prince" to be so exciting? Instead of making a more somber and reflective instrumental atmosphere?
I chose an upbeat instrumental for Prince to demonstrate the excitement that comes with finding love. Throughout most of the song until the end, I sing about the charming characteristics of the “Prince.” These descriptions are used to add a dreamy tone to the song and demonstrate the loving infatuation with being in love. I wanted the instrumentals to reflect the giddy, on top of the world feeling when you fall in love.
What was your collaborative experience like with producer McMusic and guitarist Troy Lancaster for your single, "Prince"?
Prince takes on a more country vibe which is a genre I grew up listening to. Throughout the making of my album, I cover a broad variety of genres which has allowed me to find which I enjoy most. Using guitarist Troy Lancaster was like a dream come true as he has performed with many artists that I have looked up to for many years.
Could you tell us more about your forthcoming album? Do you have a title for the project yet?
The title of my debut album is called Mine. I named this album after one of the songs on the tracklist. Mine has a deeper meaning as this is my own first album with all the original songs that I wrote by myself. My album is quite difficult to place under a genre as I experimented with many different ones that fit the message of the song. Mine ranges from pop to country, to techno. I am so excited to share this piece of my heart and soul with the world.