Mackenzie Leighton is an indie-folk musician based in Paris, France.
Born in San Diego, California, she grew up in Maine and went on to study at New York University. Initiated by her father to music at a very young age, she played in several bands with jazz and folk inspirations in New York City.
After moving to Paris upon graduating, she finally launched her solo project with the release of an eponymous EP in 2017. Since then, she has performed on many Parisian stages and across multiple countries including Italy, Belgium and the United States. She quickly made a name for herself in the public eye for her voice, her original songs, and her extraordinary presence.
Promenade dans un Paris dansant, ce petit bout de sucre aide la médecine à sacrément bien couler. Astucieusement décoré de riffs « Paris Girls » devrait mettre un peu de soleil dans votre weekend.Rolling Stone
Mackenzie Leighton is what Indie Folk music has been waiting for, for decades. Listening to her music is a shelter.Savage Thrills
Après Julien Baker et Phoebe Bridgers, Mackenzie Leighton crée son propre univers tout en simplicité, au songwriting précis qui nous berce totalement.Indeflagration