Nathan Mac – The Boy Who Learned to Fly🎤

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“In the darkest moments of the year, when we need it most, we make magic.”

Nathan’s latest single is the magic we need this Winter. ‘The Boy Who Learned To Fly’ sounds like an overlapping Studio Ghibli and Pixar masterpiece, and it wraps us in a world just as beautiful… 

The song describes a boy who sees his father crying for the first time. There are layers to it’s story but the message is distilled into its final lyrics: “You will grow into a man, and it’s okay to cry.”

Getting to the core of this song, we find the message of male vulnerability and mental health, but the message is by no means one sided. Typical of a Nathan Mac song it’s written to speak to everyone. Who hasn’t seen their heros fail or falter? It’s something we all remember. In fact, Nathan had this to say about his latest single:

“Everyone has a story about this. When I sing this song to people, it seems to compel them to tell me about the first time they saw their father, or mother, or older sibling cry. The sheer amount of stories I’ve been told in response tells me that I’ve struck some kind of ‘chord’ with this song.”

Once again, produced by Brian Dwyer, the blend of organic and synthetic instruments is undeniably genius. The backbone of this track is the delicate, trickling guitar and consoling vocals. When combined with pristine synths and an inspired typewriter percussion, the song takes on an epic and complex life of its own.
At the very centre of this song you find Nathan Mac, writing about his own relationship to his father. This intimacy can be felt deeply in the lyrics, music, and imagery. The subject of male intimacy features in many of his songs, yet to be released. Could this be a recurring theme in the ‘Start of Something Blue’? We’ll just have to wait and see.

As one of Hotpress’ ‘Young & Emerging’, this 28 year old Dubliner has not stopped developing his craft as a songwriter and performer.

2020 has seen the launch of his ‘Start of Something Blue’ project with his first major single “Better Off Without You”. With 100,000+ streams across platforms, Nathan has seen interviews and radio play on RTE 1, Spin Southwest, Dublin City FM, and a variety of other stations nationwide. 
Nathan’s flair for the spectacular is now using the appeal of pop music to package careful messages and philosophies to a wider and wider audience. Songs about ‘Womb envy’, ‘Skin hunger’ and ‘Male intimacy’ are just the tip of his lyrical iceberg.


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New Star Sign⛎

According to NASA, there is a new 13th star sign, Ophiuchus, meaning we may have been reading the wrong horoscopes all along (ugh so frustrating😤🤦‍♀️). The ancient Babylonians ignored the fact the sun moves through 13 constellations, not 12, to make a tidy match with the 12-month calendar. Ophiuchus comes from the Greek word meaning ‘serpent bearing’ and is represented by a man wrestling a snake🐍

Below is a list of the new star signs

  • Capricorn: Jan 20 – Feb 15♑
  • Aquarius: Feb 16 – March 11♒
  • Pisces: March 12 – April 18♓
  • Aries: April 19 – May 13♈
  • Taurus: May 14 – June 21♉
  • Gemini: June 22 – July 20♊
  • Cancer: July 21 – Aug 10♋
  • Leo: Aug 11 – Sept 16♌
  • Virgo: Sept 17 – Oct 30♍
  • Libra: Oct 31 – Nov 23♎
  • Scorpio: Nov 24 – Nov 29♏
  • Ophiuchus: Nov 30 – Dec 17⛎
  • Sagittarius: Dec 18 – Jan 20♐

Comment below your star sign is and if you read (or believe) horoscopes 💭✨


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The most magical place in Ireland (and possibly the world)✨

Barretstown Castle, Ballymore Eustace, Co.Kildare

From the minute you arrive at the gates, you know you are going to have the most unforgettable time. Barretstown is a free therapeutic and recreational camp for children and their families who are affected by serious life-threatening illnesses. Campers can be from Ireland but there are also campers that come from all over the world. There are sibling camps, family camps, teen camps, bereavement family camps and summer camps.

Barretstown presses play on childhood. Barretstown aims to build the confidence and self-esteem of children affected by serious illnesses. The Barretstown volunteers (Caras) are always smiling and bring so much positive energy. Cara is the Irish word for friend. Music, art, horse-riding, archery, baking, kayaking, face-painting, jewellery-making, there are so many activities to get involved in! Campers stay in lovely cosy cottages and all meals and medical assistance are provided, it is a great place to volunteer.

Barretstown is a member of the SeriousFun Children’s Network, a global community run by Paul Newman. Barretstown was established in 1994 and remains a leading provider of therapeutic recreation in Europe for children with cancer and other serious illnesses.

🌟Happiness

🌟Joy

🌟Magic

https://www.barretstown.org


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