WATCH: Æ MAK – ‘hey driver (!)’

A vibrant, catchy tune made with “100% childsplay and solo belly laughs”, Kitsch-bop Queen Æ MAK has shared her latest single, ‘hey driver (!)’. Taken from her new EP how to: make a kitsch pop song to show the world, which is released today (18th Sept), the Irish artist has crafted another polished art-pop offering with a dance routine that’s a joy to mimic.

Embracing production duties for the first time on her new release, Æ MAK – aka Aoife McCann – wrote and recorded her new EP during the Covid-19 lockdown period. She focused on making upbeat tunes that listeners could bop too, and the result is a candid and ultra fun aural “how to” on making music that’s joyous and uplifting.

McCann’s carefree attitude is best displayed in the accompanying music video for ‘hey driver (!)’, shot and edited by Tim Shearwood. Featuring her cousin Anyamanee Thungsombat and school friend Kavneet Kainth, the video shows the girls seamlessly executing dance moves such as the “bumble bee butt walk” and adopting the “casual horse rider” pose.

Watch the video below and follow Æ MAK on Facebook and Spotify for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

LISTEN: Æ MAK feat. Seba Safe – ‘i dance in the kitchen’

Joyfully schooling listeners in how to make uplifting kitsch-pop tunes under the strangest of circumstances, Æ MAK has shared her latest single ‘i dance in the kitchen’. Featuring the vocals of fellow Irish artist Seba Safe, the track is lifted from Æ MAK’s upcoming EP how to: make a kitsch pop song to show the world, which is set for release on 18th September.

Embracing production duties for the first time on her new release, Æ MAK – aka Aoife McCann – wrote and recorded her new EP during the Covid-19 lockdown period, and ‘i dance in the kitchen’ is the first taste of her delightfully upbeat new sound. Made with “100% childsplay and solo belly laughs”, the track and accompanying video showcase McCann’s carefree and vibrant attitude to letting go of any performance qualms and focusing on making music that makes you feel good.

Based around the idea of being apart from your lover during lockdown, ‘i dance in the kitchen’ will resonate with those who want to transform their uncertainty into an energetic moment of bright and cathartic clarity. Watch the video for the track below and follow Æ MAK on Facebook and Spotify for more updates.

Photo: Tim Shearwood

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut