Mallory Pacific is a Nashville-based LGTBQ artist, songwriter, producer, creative director, and entrepreneur. With over 20 years of experience in the music industry and 15 years of experience in the beauty industry, she has an eye for aesthetics and an ear for music.
Mallory’s music industry experience ranges from working with girl groups to high school emo bands to worship leaders and EDM groups.
However, Mallory’s brand spans beyond the music. She’s also a professional tarot reader, astrologer, psychic medium, and spiritual influencer. She is deeply committed to encouraging women and the LGBTQ community to embrace their emotions by connecting deeply with themselves and owning their power. Providing a safe, loving, and inclusive place for humans to be themselves, she guides others on a manifestation journey using a positive mindset and a focus on love and gratitude.
How long have you been creating your art?
I don’t know which sounds better—“since I was 12” or “22 years”—but either way, it’s been a really long time. Creating has always been my true joy—and not just musically—I do all my own hair, make-up, styling, photos, editing, branding, graphic design, promo, and marketing. I’ve worked professionally in all of those realms. It’s like the universe was preparing me to be able to do it all on my own.
Where are you from? How does that influence your art?
I was born in California, raised in Chicago, and have had mini living spurts over the west coast (Palm Springs, San Diego, Portland). Growing up in Chicago, the music scene [was] heavily influenced by hip-hop, EDM, and house. It may come across subtle in my music like certain cadences or rhyme structures from hip-hop with synth and dancey elements from EDM and house. I spent most of my early 20s in Boystown (the queer neighborhood) in Chicago. There I grew to love and celebrate myself, how extra I was, and all the things that made me different—made me who I am. It was the first time I really felt accepted and celebrated for who I was. But I definitely feel like I take influence from everywhere I’ve lived. Every place has had [its] own story and energy that it’s brought to my music and my soul.
What projects are you currently working on? Do you have any upcoming releases?
I am in the process of releasing a couple remixes of “Never Not Miss You,” writing an album, and continuing to grow the @malloryisemotional brand. Since moving to Nashville three years ago, I have grown so much as an artist that at times I feel like I’m outdoing myself on a daily basis.
What is your inspiration? And why?
I find a lot of inspiration in people who are unapologetically true to themselves. People who take risks and aren’t afraid to be vulnerable and put themselves out there. Style wise, I’m inspired by Disney, urban streetwear, and drag. Spiritually, I am inspired by healing, personal development, and growth. I think ultimately I find the most inspiration when I connect with my highest and truest self and go for things that “scare” me.
Why is music important to the queer community?
Music is such a beautiful gift. It is a safe place, and sometimes the only one for some people. It’s a chance to celebrate. It’s an opportunity to connect with others. It is healing. It’s a place to get a little lost from the real world. It is a sound hug. Music is such a large part of self-expression, especially in the queer community. It’s a chance for people to show their many gifts—not just as writers and artists but also DJ’s, producers, dancers, drag, fashion, videography, and any other incredible role that is filled by someone in our community.
What do you hope to achieve as an artist?
I am building a brand all around emotional wellness and connection both in and outside of music. It’s never really an easy ride through life for queer people. But I damn sure will try to find a way to make it a little easier—whether that’s activism, emotional healing, support, guidance, positivity, hugs, awesome music, or the experience of a live show that temporarily stops time. It is my life purpose as a light-worker to bring a little more glitter and sparkle to this world and I will always do it in any capacity that I can.
Who are your top 3 major influences?
Currently: Todrick, Kim Petras, and Melanie Martinez.
How can we all support your work and talent?
Follow me on socials, stream my music, share my music, and engage with me. I love meeting people and chatting and connecting about life and would love for y’all to slide in my DMs at any time. Let’s be friends. I’d love to support you right back!