Upcoming artist Mackin Carroll (he/him) cut his teeth as a performer in the garage bands of Southern California suburbia and as a songwriter in the quiet solitude of his bedroom, gifting the young artist with a ragged and impassioned voice that delivers offbeat metaphors and jagged melodies, soaked in folk sensibility and searing with indie-rock spirit: like Sufjan Stevens by way of Ben Folds. His music transforms and grows when seen live. Mackin, always the performer and never content to be boxed in, arrives on-stage, often wearing a skirt or a dress, and gives his all into the performance, confirming that it is truly his heart that bleeds in his songs. After the last note has been played, Mackin will often compose little tunes inspired by a loose thought or conversation with the crowd. His shows, whether solo or with his band The Nova Darlings, feel immediate, joyous, and cathartic. Following the release of his newest single "Learning to Swim," he presents a very dreamy sound that will definitely intrigue your ears. Beginning with soothing instrumentation leading onto his sweet and captivating vocals he completes the single fully. Explaining the track further it's about depression and not being armed with the tools to overcome it, and the space that creates between you and your loved ones. It's Mackin writing both as his younger self, and to his younger self, assuring him that although you are at your worst when you're drowning, you are at your best you're swimming, but you can’t stay dry. To the vocals and production, this single projects a calm feeling while listening. Being just perfect for a late-night drive or alone within your thoughts. Go stream "Learning to Swim".