The Sweet Psychosis of Mckee Thatcher’s Music

Mckee Thatcher
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Music has the power to transport us to different worlds and emotions, providing a form of escape from reality. However, it also serves as a tool for self-expression, allowing individuals to communicate their thoughts, feelings, and experiences through the medium of sound. 

From a young age, Mckee Thatcher‘s love for music resonated deep within his soul. Beginning with piano lessons from his mother, he soon delved into other instruments, such as the guitar, banjo, and bass. Growing up in Indio, California, home of the renowned Coachella music festival, he was exposed to a diverse range of musical influences – from Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, and Neil Diamond to more contemporary artists like M83, Alt-J, Tame Impala, Beach House, Alabama Shakes, and Flume.

For Mckee, music served as a sanctuary, a means of escaping his negative thoughts and self-doubt. However, during a service trip to Japan, he was forced to confront himself head-on. This transformative experience helped him understand that music could be a powerful tool for self-expression, not just a form of escapism.

Upon returning from Japan, Mckee decided to pursue music with renewed purpose, releasing his first single, “Bridges and Planes,” in July 2020, followed by “I’ll Take Back My Heart” in September of the same year. Despite receiving support from friends and family, some, including his father, advised him not to make a career out of music and instead to attend college. Heeding their advice, Mckee enrolled in Utah State University but never strayed far from his passion for music, continuing to work on new projects. In April 2021, he released his debut EP “Mosaic Floors” and the single “Moonflower,” drawing inspiration from the likes of M83 and Alt-J.

As Mckee’s music continued to evolve, so did his personal journey of self-discovery. This is evident in his later singles, “Watch You Fall In Love” in May 2022, “Feeling Sunny” in June 2022, “Tryna Be Like You,” “I Guess That’s Love,” and “Sweet Psychosis” in 2022. Now, he is diligently working on new music, with aspirations to release a debut album, collaborate with some of his favorite artists, and perform across the nation. His ultimate dream is to one day take the stage at Coachella, the festival that birthed his love for music, and take it to new heights.

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