The Video Premiere of
Mackenzie Shivers’
“100 Miles”

From Mackenzie’s
Rejection Letter

September 10, 2021

Mackenzie Shivers | Photo by Lissyelle Laricchia
Mackenzie Shivers | Photos by Lissyelle Laricchia | Courtesy of Mackenzie Shivers

NoteWorthy Music is pleased to premiere the video for “100 Miles” by Mackenzie Shivers—New York-based multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer—from her album Rejection Letter, released April 2, 2021.

Thoughtful consideration and emotional examination are at the core of Rejection Letter, and “100 Miles” is no exception with its searing observation about our species and the destruction we have wreaked—and continue to wreak—on ourselves and our world.

“The images almost felt like a film reel, the theme of which could be summed up by the song’s refrain: ‘What a mess we’ve made.'” ~Mackenzie Shivers

Mackenzie Shivers | Photo by Lissyelle Laricchia

“I wrote ‘100 Miles’ when I was feeling overwhelmed by the state of the world,” says Mackenzie, “and the lyrics essentially wrote themselves as images flowed through my head of our past, present, and potential future. The images almost felt like a film reel, the theme of which could be summed up by the song’s refrain: ‘What a mess we’ve made.'”

The video footage for “100 Miles” is all public domain content, which Mackenzie edited together.

“Perhaps the most striking example is the gas mask footage. … It looked like something out of a science fiction movie. But it’s 1960s footage of scientists testing civilian protective gas masks on kids.” ~Mackenzie Shivers

“The music video is essentially that film reel come to life,” Mackenzie continues. “It’s made up of historical archival footage that connects to the modern world. It reminds me of the Mark Twain quote, ‘History never repeats itself, but it does often rhyme.’

“Perhaps the most striking example is the gas mask footage. When I found that, it looked like something out of a science fiction movie. But it’s 1960s footage of scientists testing civilian protective gas masks on kids. It’s eerie and strange, and I was captivated by it. I thought of today’s mask wearing and knew I wanted to use the footage.”

We hope you enjoyed the captivating video for “100 Miles.” Give the full album a listen. It’s well worth your time. Rejection Letter is available now at https://www.mackenzieshivers.com

Bambi Grinder

Bambi Grinder

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Co-founder/owner of NoteWorthy Music, Bambi Grinder has spent many years as a shaper of words—writing novels and short fiction (which she prefers in first-person present tense). Bambi is delighted to make this foray into the digital landscape with NoteWorthy Music as publisher, editor, writer, and web designer and developer.

You may contact her at bambi@noteworthymusic.org.

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