McKayla Prew is a Los Angeles, CA, Singer/Songwriter that recently released her third single, "Gone."
Produced by McMusic, "Gone" encapsulates a heartbreaking experience of McKayla Prew and sheds light on her growing perspective surrounding her personal loss. "Gone" leads in anticipation of McKayla's debut album, which is set to be released within the coming months.
"Gone," which was inspired by a tragic accident involving two of McKayla Prew's close friends, involves many touching thoughts from McKayla Prew. The song begins with a sweet-sounding melody that matches the mellow and delicate vocals of McKayla Prew. Her voice is able to provide a warm embrace, and the storyline of the song is delivered with utmost care.
With affecting lyricism, "Gone" is able to shed light on McKayla Prew's hardships. She drives raw and authentic emotion into each and every line, which allows "Gone" to become a heartfelt single that is most definitely goosebump-worthy. Beautiful and luscious violin melodies take over midway through "Gone", and the harmonious rhythm McKayla Prew picked to be the centre of her song worked to enhance the emotionality contained in "Gone".
One element to "Gone" that didn't go unnoticed was the range that McKayla Prew can take on vocally. She shows listeners the true extent of her talents, and thus how that genuine goosebump effect takes over. All in all, "Gone" was full of real heart, and McKayla Prew has won us over with her honest, soulful recollections.
You have recently released "Gone," a single that was inspired by a horrible tragedy. Was it difficult for you to write and record this particular song, knowing the emotional hold it had on you?
It was a heart-wrenching process while creating "Gone." I actually wrote "Gone" two years before I was able to record it. It took me that long to be able to perform it without bursting into tears. Honestly, I really had to emotionally detach myself from the song in order to sing and perform it, or else I would just be a wreck the entire time.
What were you hoping your listeners would take away from your experience in "Gone?"
I think over the past two years, everyone in our world has had so much loss due to the pandemic. That's why I thought now would be the best time to release it since during this time people may need it the most. I hope that listeners take away after listening to "Gone" that our loved ones are still alive within us through memories. Even though they may not physically be here on this earth.
Would you say that the creation of "Gone" was able to help you with your healing process?
"Gone" was definitely cathartic and helped me on my healing journey. The writing of the song brought me closer to God and taught me how to rely on faith in times of tribulation. But I didn't write "Gone" for myself, I mainly wrote it to help the healing process of my friends' mother and family. The words in the song were inspired by their mother's posts on her Instagram page dedicated to them. I wanted to make a song for her that could help her get through times of sadness and grief.
What would you like new listeners to know about your music?
I want new listeners to know that they will be able to always find a song that resonates with them through my music. My goal with the songs I write is to help others feel as if they aren't alone in this great big world. That they are never alone with their emotions and experiences.