Teen pop sensation Mackenzie Sol is set to release his latest single “Taken” on March 30. The mid-tempo track was written by Grammy-Award winning songwriter/producer Diane Warren and produced by U.K. based, Australian born producer Steve Manovski (Sigala, Nile Rodgers, Noah Cyrus; Calum Scott).
A fan of many of her hit songs, particularly Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” and LeAnn Rimes’ version of “How Do I Live,” Mackenzie was thrilled to work with Warren. “I immediately loved the beat of this song, and lyrically I loved the fact that it’s about me with a really hot girl,” he jokes. The catchy song captures the energy and imagination of teenage romance.
“When I heard Mackenzie I knew he would be the one to make ‘Taken’ a smash and I know I will be proven right,” predicts Warren.
Last year the 17-year old triple threat made his worldwide label debut with “Laugh,” an up-beat pop anthem which Pop Dust praised for its Bieber-inflected phrasing” and “slinky tropical flow.” The infectious track was well-received by an ever-growing fan base and led Mackenzie to secure content deals with Awesomeness TV and Musical.ly and a correspondent stint for Radio Disney. Additionally, Mackenzie was a headlining act on the 2017 Boys of Summer U.S. tour and earlier this year the LA-based U.K. native was a featured act on the Bars & Melody Generation Z 2018 U.K. tour.
Born to professional singers, Mackenzie comes from humble beginnings in Northern England. He was just four years old when he earned accolades from Simon Cowell during an X-Factor UK audition. From there, he went on to star in numerous stage productions in his pre-teens and studied at the world-renowned Royal Ballet School in London. A true musician- he can play piano and is self-taught on guitar and drums- it was the precocious teen’s ambition and talents as a singer led him to re-locate to Los Angeles in 2013 and release his first single “Never Letting You Go.” Involved in every aspect of recording from production to mixing, his vision began to resonate with the viral hit, “My Name” featuring television sensation Kalani Hilliker released in 2016. Impressively, the video has amassed over 6 million YouTube views and 340,000 streams on Spotify to date without any traditional promotion. On the heels of that early buzz, he signed with a U.S. based management team and joined the roster of The Hana Road Music Group.
Check out the “Taken” lyric video.