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Modern Hearts

“The record embodies the pensive, soulful approach that has led McDonald to share the stage with such artists as Stevie Wonder, Father John Misty and Emmylou Harris.” - RELIX

“A beautiful journey of artistic and personal growth.” - BILLBOARD

“It’s a Nashville album on a mushroom trip in the mountains of North Carolina, a Malibu sunset, an East Nashville drinking session, an Alabama sunrise, sudden love, and a slow burn.” - TREMBLAY

“He’s struck on a brand of Americana- R&B that’s somehow equal parts Khalid and Rod Stewart.” - NATIVE

“McDonald bravely bears his soul in a quest for love and understanding through a musical landscape that ranges from pleading to nearly joyous. With arrangements that cover the gamut from sparse sincerity to uplifting anthems. McDonald successfully pulls us into his journey of raw questioning.” - PARADE


”Modern Hearts is the full-bodied expression of McDonald’s diligence in the face of such adversity. All at once a refection on where he’s been and where he is now, McDonald’s most compelling songwriting comes off this body of work.” - POP MATTERS