Thursday, February 13, 2020

Scott MacKay - "Half of Everything"

The latest single from Scott MacKay is the kind of humorous old school country song that we wished we heard more of. "Half of Everything" is about how absurd splitting belongings can get during a divorce. It's a more modern take on the classic borderline comedy recordings from Johnny Cash or the less serious side of Robbie Fulks. It may be a funny song inspired by Shel Silverstein, but it's a great song even without the humor.

MacKay explains the process of writing "Half of Everything": 

"This song did not pour out of me. Most songs don’t. I came up with the title “Half of Everything” first which intrigued me. I wanted to take the idea of splitting things 50/50 in a divorce and illustrate the absurdity of it in a wacky way. After twenty-one pages and lots of umming and hmming I finally arrived at a lyric I was happy with. I typically write without the guitar and with melody in mind, so once the lyrics were finished, so was the song."

You can listen to "Half of Everything" below. For more on Scott MacKay, be sure to check him out on Facebook and Twitter.

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