Mac Glitzy is relentless and unstoppable. Mac’s passion for music—emo subcultures, gothic, and punk is indisputable. In the last year, Mac Glitzy has become an extremely popular LGBTQIA artist and pop star.
Mac was born as Mackenzie Roberts on February 27, 1997, in New Martinsville (West Virginia) to a family with Italian American roots. Since childhood, music has always attracted Mac. Gradually, Mac identified their true identity as a non-binary individual who refuses to conform to societal norms and customs.
“As individuals, I believe in full freedom of self expression. Everyone should be able to live the way they were destined to. As an aspiring artist, I want to do everything possible that is within my capacity. I don’t want anyone to be discriminated against in any manner whatsoever just because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, monetary background or how they choose to dress. I really want the music industry to get rid of all sorts of societal orthodox rules and customs, which prevent many LGBTQIA artists from realizing their full potential and showcasing their talents to the world,” Mac opined.
How It All Started
Glitzy made a massive inroad into the Pop world with their debut mixtape “Devil Baby.” It was released on Soundcloud, a couple of years back, in 2019, and became an underground success. It featured several emo heavyweights, including Doc Hellish and Emo Flytrap among others. Soon, it got the attention of several underground music bloggers in the SoCal emo/ trap community. It helped Mac get noticed and showcase their talents to the world.
Soon a year later, Mac was ready with the release of another gem—E-Girl Anthem. It was released last year and got rave reviews across various online music streaming channels. The song also featured interesting video sequences, all thanks to NoFaceFilms and Hollywood Gothic Productions.
Mac Glitzy has rightfully earned the spot of an aspiring LGBTQIA icon. Apart from advocating for their rights and well-being, Mac is also spearheading several mental health awareness programs to help people overcome the problems of anxiety disorders and depression.
The Struggle And Hardship of Life
“My personal life has not been a joyride. Starting from growing up in a small religious, country town as an androgynous looking person, I had to face bullying/discrimination mentally an physicaly in adolesents. But I was determined and decisive. I knew that someday people will start talking about talents and skills and not gender or orientation. I dream of a world where everyone will be treated just and fairly. I aim for a celebrative society where everyone will be treated on merit and not reprimanded for not adhering to age-old societal norms and customs. Now, I feel a lot more free and happy. People and music lovers are now appreciating my talents and playing my singles and videos on loop. I am indeed fortunate,” Mac Glitzy stated.
Mac Glitzy never shies away from reflecting how difficult it was to carve a niche in the highly competitive music industry. As a non-binary artist, Mac had to work hard to get noticed and taken seriously. Such is the kind of discrimination that is so rampant in the American music industry. However, Mac’s skills and talents in emo/ trap/ metal helped sharpen their career. Mac looks up to famous SoundCloud artists like Lil Aaron & Smrtdeath as a source of inspiration.
This year, Mac launched their latest single “Bottom of the Ocean” in February. It was directed by Ayesha Fernánndez and released on the Mac Glitzy YouTube channel. The single looked into various facets of mental health problems, including anxiety, depression, and sadness. It resonated well with the audience and was featured on several playlists and chartbusters.