More than I know, I’m sure. I was constantly writing when I was in school. Constant output equates to perpetual honing and growth.
There were points on the last leg of the US tour where I was falling asleep in the green room. It’s not easy at all, it’s a grind to put that much of yourself out there night in and night out. Lugging your gear out of the venue at two or three in the morning, sleeping on couches and floors, a bed if you’re lucky.
Confidence in your abilities will get you a long way. And I don’t merely mean confidence in your musical abilities, but perhaps even more importantly, your abilities to be a leader and the boss. Don’t take no for an answer. When people shut doors in your face, kick the doors down and laugh.
“I’m looking forward to trying all kinds of whisky. I’d like someone to recommend something to me in every city I visit - Scotch, bourbon. I’m also keen to possibly try absinthe while I’m there. Everyone says ‘don’t do it’, but I’m curious. Maybe that will need to be an off night though.”
Interviewer: The other night you were trying to procure some absinthe in an attempt to ‘hallucinate Baz Luhrmann’. How did that work out for you?
Mackenzie Scott: I haven’t done that yet! We just got to the UK yesterday so I’m holding out for a good night when I can maybe get a shot from somewhere.
Although I love to have fun with my band mates and laugh all day long, I try not to talk too much when we’re in the van. It preserves my energy and my voice, and it gives me time to be in my head for a bit. There isn’t much opportunity for personal space and alone time on the road. Aly (Lady Lamb the Beekeeper) suggested I try it when we toured together in June  and it absolutely saved me.