Songwriter, singer and vivid storyteller McKenna Michels makes fearless, complex pop music that radiates with mesmerizing vocal & piano melodies & soul-baring lyrics. Through intimate performances & lush, sophisticated recordings, she shares vulnerable stories about her personal journey through heartbreak, abuse, hope, love, longing & rediscovering the beauty of human connection & becoming resilient, affirming her mission to provide a safe and comforting space for those struggling in silence. A dynamic vocalist with an extraordinary range, McKenna surrenders to every note. Her passionate voice simmers with ingredients from pop, R&B & rock as she pulls others into her world.
McKenna’s debut single, “Tired” is on her EP, Renaissance, which was co-written with her sister, Lauren, mixed & mastered by Brian Malouf (Michael Jackson, Queen, Madonna, Stevie Wonder) and produced by Austin singer/songwriter Jon Muq. McKenna’s LP Enlightenment will release alongside a series of music videos in early 2022. The album was co-produced by Muq and multi-Grammy-nominated Jason Agel (Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson, Prince, John Legend). Her new single, “Broken Like This” will drop on February 18th, followed by a music video, directed by Nick Peterson (Evanescence, Jesse McCartney) and a dance remix.
She will also be releasing her first comic “Survivor” at Greater Austin Comic Con in association with her song with the same title from Big Deal Publications and Arching Dog Productions.