Bonnie McKee - Mad Mad World
In the midst of a nationwide tour with renowned DJ/producer Kygo, acclaimed pop singer, songwriterBonnie McKee releases her euphoric new single, “Mad Mad World” today following its premiere onBillboard. Produced by S1 (Beyoncé, Drake, Eminem) and Shndo (Galantis) Bonnie wrote the song a few days after the tragic Las Vegas shooting last fall.
According to Bonnie, “the underlying message of the song is that today more than ever, people need to come together, pay attention to what’s happening around the world, stand up against hate and make their voices heard.”
“I need a vacation. I just need a break right now,” she sings against a glittery bouncing synth beat. “Get away, get away from a cold and crazy world. I need a vacation, cuz it’s a mad mad world.” The song masks over the pain and heartbreak of the subject matter with an uplifting and inspiring energy, sure to lift the spirits of anyone listening. Listen to “Mad Mad World”.
After joining Kygo on the European leg of his Kids In Love tour, Bonnie hit the road in North America, playing the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside of Denver and a star-studded stop at Coachella’s Main Stage, performing tracks, including their collaboration “Riding Shotgun” from his current album Kids In Love. The song features Ms. McKee on vocals and to date, has racked up an impressive 19 million streams to date. For a full list of tour dates, please visit www.bonniemckee.com.
Earlier this week, Bonnie joined singer, songwriter Parson James for Episode 3 of SugarCube, a uniquely immersive events program showcasing emerging talent at Public Arts in the basement of Ian Schrager’s new downtown NYC hotel, PUBLIC, where she unveiled the debut live performance of “Mad Mad World,” alongside special performances from Dorian Electra and Jesse Saint John.
In addition, to celebrate the release of “Mad Mad World,” Bonnie announced a special headline show at Metropolitan in Brooklyn on Friday, May 11th.
Earlier this year, Bonnie released her song, “Sleepwalker,” a fan favorite from her live shows. The song, which is available to download and stream worldwide, was written by Bonnie and produced by Alex Ridha (AKA Boyz Noize) and John Stuart Newman and produced by LA-based electronic duo, Oliver and Cory Enemy. Listen to “Sleepwalker” HERE.
Last year, Bonnie released her single "Thorns," which was described by Entertainment Weekly as a “finger-snapping bop,” and Billboard lauding it as a ”brooding” and “more polished self-aware form of alternative pop,” Talking about the new single, Bonnie explains. "I wanted to do something unexpected. Everyone has heard my signature fun, bright, splashy pop bops, now it's time for them to get a taste of my darker side." Watch the hazy, retro-steeped visual for “Thorns” HERE.
Bonnie McKee has gone on to become one of the industry's most sought after songwriters, writing hits for the likes of Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, and Jason Derulo, to name a few. Her songs have received 6 Grammy nods, and dozens of BMI awards. Back in 2013, McKee released her own song, "American Girl", followed in 2015 by the independent release of her first visual EP, "Bombastic", which included four infectious pop gems (“I Want It All,” “Wasted Youth,” “Easy” and “Bombastic”), each one paired with its own brightly colored video. To date, Bonnie has accumulated nearly 50 million views on her wildly original music videos, while her electrifying live performances and carefully curated visuals have gained her a robust fan-base, ever thirsty for more Bonnie.
Stay tuned for more new music from Bonnie, coming very soon!