Listen above to our exclusive interview with US singer/songwriter voice actor and spoken word performer CARRiNGTON MacDUFFiE. CARRiNGTON spoke with Tara about the meaning behind “Under The Sky,” how she got her start in music, songwriting inspiration and why genres really don’t matter!
Standout indie singer-songwriter CARRiNGTON MacDUFFiE’s has released the new album Sweet Little Mystery. MacDuffie’s artistic vision captures a truly unique stance on how music is perceived. Sending each listener on a self-guided journey, MacDUFFiE seems to play on familiar human emotions, but transcends them with universal elements often bypassed in everyday life. After months of anticipation, fans can finally get caught up in the lyrical experiences CARRiNGTON has created with every track, including popular singles “Under The Sky,” “Baby Played Me,” “The Kiss I Didn’t Get Last Night,” and more!
There’s a lot of sexy energy in this record, that gives shape to the sounds, the lyrics, and the rhythms of the songs, and permeates my voice. But within that atmosphere is a deeply spiritual message, that comes out of an intimate experience of life, a combination of the fiercest autonomy and the wisest surrender. Which is to say, I learned how to write these songs the hard way!
MacDUFFiE is showing no signs of slowing down as she has been diligently working in the studio to record new music for fans to enjoy. As venues begin to reopen, MacDUFFiE is ready to share her energy with her fans and showcase her unique spirit on a stage near you. MacDUFFiE’s ongoing passion for the world around her manifests beautifully into this dynamic album, keeping fans on their toes for everything she has planned for the upcoming months!
I have tremendous affection for every musician and engineer involved in the making of the album. They all brought their exquisite artistry to match the level of the songs, bringing together the various genres and time periods, resulting in a newly realized future of sound, with impeccable elegance, gifted intuition, ethereal imaginative powers, and hard-assed ballsy skill. Which is to say, this record is vibrating at a very high frequency!
Far-reaching influences of a lively musical childhood weave through Carrington’s unusual, hook-laden songs, and stand out in her new LP, Sweet Little Mystery. The spirit of independence runs deep in her lineage as well as in her music, with her forebears having fought in the American Revolution. This maverick spirit ignites Carrington’s journey and calling in life.
A native New Yorker, Carrington’s love for music was sparked in early childhood while listening, dancing and singing to the records that her dad, a huge music aficionado, was spinning — Teddy Wilson, Beethoven, Herb Alpert, Hudson River folk, Scottish marches, exotic World, classic rock, and the Beatles, among many other artists. She went on to study at Johns Hopkins, Harvard, and Boston University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in English.
As a voice actor, Carrington served for several years as the voice of Ancestry.com, and she has narrated over 250 audiobooks, including biographies of Joni Mitchell, Pussy Riot, and Jack Kerouac. She has also voiced various video game characters, most notably a shamanic Scottish dwarf in World of Warcraft.
MacDuffie has performed throughout the United Kingdom, Germany, Holland, Belgium, and France, where she played at the popular club Belushi’s in Paris. Highlights in the UK have included shows and festivals in London, Bristol, Bath, Brighton, Manchester, Newcastle, Llandudno, Glasgow, and Inverness.
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