Interviewer: First off, congratulations on your debut album! The response has been overwhelming positive. Are you surprised at all by how enthusiastic everyone has been about your record?
Mackenzie Scott: Thank you so much. I am overwhelmingly flattered and grateful.
Interviewer: How pleased are you with the reception to the album?
Mackenzie Scott: Pleased is an understatement.
Interviewer: How do you handle the accolades you’ve received about your work? Is it re-affirming?
Mackenzie Scott: The feedback thus far has been so kind and humbling. To know that there are people who have enjoyed the record and have been touched on some level by the music is incredibly fulfilling.
Interviewer: What’s it been like seeing your first album release? It must be gratifying to see that hard work pay off in printed vinyl.
Mackenzie Scott: I’m ecstatic. This process has been unexpected in the most humbling and surprising way. I’m so thankful for everything that’s happened since the release.
Interviewer: Are you surprised by the amount of praise you’ve received? How does it feel?
Mackenzie Scott: I’m just completely grateful. I am surprised. I don’t think I was expecting all this popular feedback so quickly anyway. I definitely was just shocked that Pitchfork even decided to review my album. So, yeah, I think grateful and shocked would probably be the best way to describe how I felt about that.
Interviewer: You’ve released this year your self-titled debut record and we can say it was a huge and magnificent debut of yours. Were you expecting such great feedback?
Mackenzie Scott: Thank you so much. I was not expecting great feedback, no. I’m honored and grateful for each day that I get to do what I’m doing.