What is your names?
My name is Madelline!
What is your genre of music?
I have many influences so it’s hard for me to narrow it down specifically! I would say for the moment it’s dark pop with soul and r&b influences.
Give us a little bio about you.
I grew up in Connecticut and moved to Montreal when I was 19. I was a huge theatre kid all throughout my childhood and through high school. I got into singing from doing musicals! Although, I would say the music that I’m writing and singing now is far from a musical theatre style hahahaha
What made you go in to music?
I actually always thought I was going to pursue acting and acting only. I went to acting school in NYC at 18, but I wasn’t happy there. I moved to Montreal and the music sort of found me. I met some collaborators and learned how to write songs . I realized that I had a knack for writing melodies. I still have an agent here, but I like how in music I can always create something, instead of waiting to be cast in a project.
Are you a signed?
I’m independent at the moment 🙂
You released your new single ‘Wish I Could See ‘,tell us more about it.
“Wish I Could See” has a cinematic femme fatal vibe. We used a lot of mellotrons on the song to add a creepy atmospheric feeling. I played flute on it as well..I used my flute from band class when I was in middle school!
What was the writing process like?
I had just seen Lorde at Osheaga in 2017 and I was so incredibly inspired by her. As soon as I got home, I immediately started playing my keyboard and the main hook for the song just came out.
What was the recording process like?
It was actually quite a process. At first, we added in this second chorus in the song that brought it into a super upbeat tempo, but then that just didn’t stick. My producer Stefano and I tried working on it, but it had sort of lost the magic for me. We started working on other songs. Then one night when we were at a show together he convinced me that we could save the song.. and we did!
Describe the track in two words.
You also released the music video, how was creating the video and filming?
I had a team of really nice people helping me. We decided to shoot the video in one take, so we had to do the whole thing around 15-20 times in a row. I had to remember the choreography and where I had to be during all the parts of the song. It felt to me a lot like performing in a theatre production, I had to be really focused and roll with whatever happened during that take and try to own it. It was lots of fun!
Any memories from the shoot?
Shooting with my friend’s pet snake made me realize that snakes can actually be cute and make good pets.
Will we see a EP or Album this year?
This is the first song off of my EP “Marvelously Moody”. My next single will be out in a month or so.
Do you have gigs coming up or a tour in planning?
We are working hard in rehearsals now, dates will be announced soon!
If so where are you thinking of heading?
I would love to tour around eastern Canada, and also have shows back near my hometown and the surrounding states.
What else can we expect from you this year?
More music and shows, more visuals
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
I have a song that I’m working on with another Montreal artist and friend Mouth Breather!
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
Do you play any instruments?
I play flute, keyboard and guitar
Who are your influences?
My influences are Bowie, The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, indie bands like The Beach Fossils, I love Snoh Aalegra too!
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Usually writing poetry and piecing it together with melodies.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
I see myself having released an album or two and touring the world with a super sick live performance.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I’ll do acting auditions and projects. I also work at a vintage store, and since working there my wardrobe has gotten really great!
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Recently someone I respect a lot in the industry told me that I just have to relax and trust my talent and be okay with going into the unknown, which was very helpful for me.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
I would say to trust yourself and your instincts and make sure you work with people who lift you up.
dont compare yourself or your journey as an artist to others. It’s a waste of time and feels like shit.
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
In my hometown in Monroe Connecticut, I would say go visit Soup Thyme, its a great place to eat
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
I can’t forget to warm up my voice, my microphone, lots of water, a tea and… to go pee before I perform
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?