Pete Mac is the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of Irish based Alternative Rock/Grunge outfit Paradox. Not your typical Singer/Songwriter Pete Mac has branched out from his band Paradox and taken his Alternative melodies and musical frustrations to his acoustic guitar. Paradox have been a band since 1997, formed in Cork, Ireland by brothers Pete and Mike Mac. With four albums officially recorded and released ('Chapters' in 2015, 'Corporate Pollution' in 2010, 'Sacred' in 2004 and 'Circle of Growth' in 2000 on US indie label), as well as a solo album in 2009 titled 'In Limbo', a few trips to the USA, shows, studios, more shows in Europe and a few solo performances in between Paradox have been kept busy. The biggest part of the bands popularity has been through word of mouth and the Internet. No big promo campaign and no Label. The band shot a music video for 'Mr. Bureaucracy' in 2012 which was nominated for best song at the Berlin Music Video Awards, Dublin International short film and music awards the Portobello Film Festival London in 2013. In 2012 the 'Corporate Pollution' track 'Repress Excess' was used on the soundtrack for Canadian horror movie 'Truth' which screened at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Canada International Film Festival's Royal Reel Award. "Disappear' "s the first original solo track released by Pete Mac in over 10 years.
It's obvious that this is way different than what Paradox fans are used to. The truth is it's a musician's duty to develop, experiment, search for new ways of expression. The song starts on a powerful note "mother, can you hear me? are you locked up in your head?"
is this a way to highligh the lack of human communication skills in current high-tech society where everybody is obssesed with social media to look around and see the issues even the closest to them may have. The song starts with beautiful acoustic guitar, the sound resembling the 12string guitar (due to open tuning) and when the grand piano, plyayed by Brian Casey, along with drums, skillfully executed by Peter O'Sullivan join in, you got a glimpse of the rock sound you maybe used to from Pete Mac. Yet this is softer, deeper.
A fine songwriter, Pete Mac blossoms like a flower - with care and patience. Disappear maybe just a taste of what's to come but if this was anything to go by, the forthcoming album is truly unmissable.