Premiere: Macedo Share “Optimistic” Single + Video

Watch the music video for “Optimistic” HERE

Macedo —the BIPOC and LGBTQ  songwriting duo composed of twin sisters Melissa and Michelle Macedo — return using their natural sibling connection and otherworldly creative bond to create a fun new single “Optimistic” equally steeped in 80’s pop and synth-wave mystique.

For the Macedo sisters, music started at the beginning. Michelle and Melissa Macedo developed an unbreakable bond and a shared passion for music from an early age. Sisterhood and their early exposure to various genres shaped their artistic identities, and set them on their musical journey.

Their singles “Can’t Imagine” and “Stronger Now” both garnered national radio play. “Block of Ice”, and now, “Optimistic” come as an evolutionary pair. Produced by newcomer Jules Duke, the records are steeped in fun and pomp. 

Macedo’s newest single “Optimistic” takes on a modern spin of 80s synth-pop that garners instant earworm status. After all, sisters just want to have fun. The simple, yet effective lyrics impress feelings of hope and positivity. “I don’t have to be afraid of anything in this life,” sings Macedo. “‘Optimistic’ is about making the most out of the one life we’ve got to live!


What was your inspiration when you were writing “Optimistic”?

We wanted to create a song full of joy and celebration. A song that’s fun, that people can dance to and where they can find freedom of expression. We worked with a great producer/songwriter named Jules Duke who was the driving force behind that message of optimism. Being a part of the LGBTQ+ community, it’s so important for us to be out and unashamed. Releasing this song, especially during pride month, felt like a great way to support our community.

What was your favorite part of making the music video for “Optimistic”?

We had a great time shooting the music video and it made the video really shine. We worked with our good friend and director Maggie Levin who immediately understood the message behind the song. She came up with the idea of gender swapping a scene in an aerobics class from the 1985 movie “Perfect” with John Travolta and Jaimie Lee Curtis. We found a group of incredible dancers that we were so excited to showcase. Our favorite part of the video was watching the incredible dancers do their thing and commit joyfully. The amazing choreography was by David Grannum and they all brought the song to life.

What about music makes you feel passionate?

Music has the power to transform a bad day into a good one. We grew up around all sorts of genres and found a connection with every single one. Music allows expression and connection both as a listener and an artist.


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