SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘DRY’ – LISTEN HERE
DEBUT EP, ‘RED MIND’ – OUT AUTUMN 2019
“Pretty magical stuff” – The Fader
“Flawlessly expands her artistry with an influx of jazz-infused sounds” – The Line Of Best Fit
“Soulfully dreamy” – Notion
“Electronic pop with a soulful flair” – Clash
“She crafts delightful melodies and vocal inflections with a surety well beyond her years” – EARMILK
The Toronto-based artist, MADDEE is today sharing the downtempo R&B of ‘Dry’ – listen here. Taken from her forthcoming debut six-track EP, ’Red Mind’,which is due for release this coming autumn, the new cut finds the artist exploring silk-smooth brass sections and pinpoint percussion, threading her lucid vocal in between.
‘Dry’ once again finds the 21-year-old artist working with Gray Rowan (Charlotte Day Wilson, The WAYO) on co-production, this time thematically turning her attention to self-worth and the importance of loving oneself. “It’s about trying to escape the feeling of loneliness but realising it’s perhaps better just to face it head-on,” says Maddee. “It’s also about realising my value in a relationship and what I’m ultimately worth and willing to give.”
The new single further examines the overarching subject of the forthcoming ‘Red Mind EP’, wrestling with the ramifications of a negative relationship and the emotions that MADDEE felt throughout that period. From love to infatuation and naivety, the complex theme of love and emotion is further accentuated through the accompanying scarlet artwork.
MADDEE cut her teeth initially with features on the ‘Colours EP’ from Toronto-based producer, Harrison – from here, she picked up slots opening for the likes of Lil’ Yachty, Willow Smith and Tennyson, alongside which she showcased across festivals including SXSW, NXNE and Field Trip. A pair of debut singles were released in 2017 (produced by Toronto’s Birthday Boy and Shagabond respectively), earning the buzz-building artist tips from tastemaker blogs, Majestic Casual and the attention of Red Bull Sound Select who handpicked her as one their spotlight artists.