MHIC Says Song 'Fear' Reflects the Anxiety of a Generation

By 
Kimberly Ashton
September 8, 2020

The Berklee alumna explores lockdown and her internal state in her new song. 

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Michela McDonagh B.M. '19, who goes by the artist name MHIC (pronounced “Mick"), remembers sensing the uneasiness in the air just before lockdown began in Manhattan, where she worked while living at home with her parents on Long Island. The ambient tension made her think about how her generation, the last to have a memory of 9/11, was brought up in an anxious world and is graduating into a particularly distressed moment.

MHIC explored these thoughts by writing her debut single, “Fear,” in which she mixes the sounds of quarantine with a musical representation of her emotional tone. In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, she talks about how the song came about. 

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