Midwest quintet Makena have announced their signing to LA-based label Famined Records, and to celebrate the news have debuted their brand new single, "" premiering on Dreambound. You can stream it here.
Bringing R&B vibes to the table, incredible cleans and catchy melodies combined with heartfelt lyrics, Makena dive right into that emotional side of Alternative Rock that gets to your core, because of the lyrics, because of the vocals, and because it hits a little too close to home for a lot of us. Drawing comparisons and influence from bands such as Slaves, Jonny Craig and Emarosa, Makena don't shy away from showing vulnerability in their latest effort, and open up for the world to see their pain. Because carrying it alone is never easy.
Dom (vocals) opened up about the meaning of the song: "Methane encompasses the immediate feelings of anger, confusion, and sadness following any breakup. Sometimes, we give our partners everything we have to give and unfortunately, sometimes that simply isn’t enough. It can leave you wondering why you weren’t good enough or questioning what things could have been done differently. In life, we often think those who we date will be with us forever. All too often those who are with us are only here for a short time only for us to live our lives until we find the next one."
About the Act
With a new take on alternative music, Chicago natives Makena continue to increase their energy with every new release. The quintet are bringing the music scene a unique sound with exquisitely crafted songwriting.
Their journey began June of 2018 with their debut single, ‘Better Days.’ The track managed to generate quite a bit of local buzz after being played on a Chicago Radio Station, Q101.1. Makena then set out to record their first ever EP with Producer Jordon Beal (El Famous, Divide The Fall, Marwood’s Fall). Their debut self-titled EP released on January 1st, 2019, kicking off the New Year with brand new music.The EP release show shortly thereafter at local Chicago venue, Schubas sold out. Alt Renegade said “it was like nothing you’ve ever heard before.”
What followed soon after was a week long East Coast/Midwest tour with a fellow local band, Capital Vices, landing them at an unexpected, impromptu show at a Wendy’s in Knoxville TN. The set was live streamed and the following morning had gone viral amongst the national alternative community.
Now, the band is back with Jordan Beal working on their sophomore EP.