The cover art for Mackage’s new mixtape covers the story of the last two months, from its inception as a concept album, to the release of a video in the spring.
“The first thing I did was create a story about the mixtape,” Mackage tells me.
“And it’s been one of my favorite stories ever since.”
I ask him about his take on that.
“It’s a narrative about the relationship between man and man, the story we tell ourselves, about our bodies, about the world, the people we love, about all the things that we care about,” he says.
“You know, that’s what I try to do on the mixtapes.
I try not to make a story out of anything.
I don’t make a point to tell a story or write a story.
It’s more about the artistry of the album, the way I write music.”
Mackage says that his music, from the album’s opening track, ‘All We Know’, to the title track, is based on the “unwritten” nature of the world.
“We’ve got a lot of songs that have a narrative that has a beginning, a middle, a end, and so on,” he explains.
“That’s why I try and use the music as a guide for me, as a way to see where the story goes, because I try, when I’m listening to it, to go into it and see if I can make it work.
But it’s not that simple.”
“I don’t write songs to be like the greatest artist, or a best-selling artist.
I just write music because I feel like I can.”
He goes on to explain that the story that Mackage is telling on the album is one of “the most fucked-up, fucked-ups stories I’ve ever written,” one that was born out of “this weird, weird, messed-up world that is happening right now.”
And, as the title of the first track suggests, Mackage explains that the song is about a woman whose “body is fucked-Up.”
The idea of “fucked-up” is, he explains, “a weird term.
I think of it like this: it’s like a metaphor.
It could be ‘fuck you,’ or ‘I don, don’t.’
But I think that’s why it’s called fucked- up.”
The word “fucking” is derived from the Latin feticare, meaning “to beat.”
“Fucking” also refers to a certain state of being that is “unbalanced.”
In other words, it’s the opposite of “balanced,” Mackie explains.
Mackage went on to add that “futile” is a term that describes the “endless flow of life.”
But he doesn’t want to be confused with the word “good,” or “good” in the context of Mackage.
“Futile means ‘unbalanced,’ but I think ‘good’ is a more neutral term,” he tells me, adding that Mackay has found “the word ‘good,’ and I think it’s a good word.”
Mackay is adamant that he doesn’ intend to be “f***ed” or “beaten,” but “unfair.”
“What I’m trying to say is that when you get fucked up, you’re fucked up for life, and the more fucked up you get, the worse things get,” he adds.
“So it’s always interesting when people come up to me, like, ‘What do you mean, fucked up?’
Because that’s a pretty harsh word, but when I say that, they don’t understand what I mean.
And they don’ understand that my point is that you don’t get fucked when you’re good.”
“It takes a lot to screw up.”
Mackie, for his part, has never been one to hold back when it comes to expressing his feelings.
In 2014, he spoke out about sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, and about his feelings for women.
He even made a mixtape in which he recorded a song called “I Feel Like a Girl.”
“When I was a kid, there was always a sexual harassment thing going on in the movies and music and in the industry,” he recalls.
“My favorite film is the movie of the same name, because it’s about a guy who’s always getting fucked up.
And it’s just this weird, fucked story about a man who gets fucked up in a way that’s so extreme, that the guy who gets screwed up in that way doesn’t get screwed up.”
That film is called The Big Bang Theory.
“When you see this movie, you see all these sexual harassers, and all these different things that are happening in the world,” he said.
“I mean, there’s nothing you can do about it, and I’m just going to ignore it, because then it