ArtistNation’s Introspective New ‘Pretend’


ArtistNation is the new collaborative creative project from a fascinating and multifaceted DMV artist, Mahoghany. Poet, songwriter, playwright and actress, the award-winning and multi-talented artist launched her latest musical project in 2022. Readers of The Static Dive have been following since the December release of the single “Honor“.

For two decades Mahoghany ArtistNation has been spreading positive vibes on stage, on the page and across the airwaves. A self-described “enthusiastic dreamer without apology,” her work has been recognized by fans, critics and even political leaders. Her work in all arenas promotes messages of healing, unity, tolerance and self-empowerment.

“Pretend” is the brand new single from ArtistNation, released worldwide via all major streaming services on February 15, 2023. A melodic and melancholy piano accompanies a male vocalist on this self-reflective ballad. In a deeply intimate and personal performance, the singer embarks on a journey of self-discovery as he contemplates issues of identity and self-worth. In the end he finds a pathway from depression and self-doubt to love and acceptance.

Check out “Pretend” below, you can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Chill playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with the artist. Get on her socials and join on this new musical journey.

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