Album Review: The Edge by Mackenzie Nicole (7/10)

Co-writing with her masterful producers Mike Mani and Jordan Omley, Mackenzie, the 18-year-old powerhouse vocalist daughter of hip-hop impresario and Strange Music co-founder Travis O’Guin, fashions an impressive follow-up to her breakthrough YouTube sensation, “Actin’ Like You Know.” A swirl of slick pop/EDM grooves and dreamy atmospheres lay a rhythmically eclectic foundation for edgy, compelling songs about longing, getting together, the trials of betrayal, laments about lost love and getting past the pain. On the standout opener, “One More,” she declares her passion for sharing her music–a mission she fulfills with soulful intensity.

Strange Music
Producer: The JAM