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Austin’s 14-year-old pop sensation Madison McWilliams debuts feel-good “Smell the Roses” single

In these troubled times, rising teen pop singer Madison McWilliams provides an important reminder to live life to the fullest in her new single, “Smell the Roses.” The 14-year-old performer singer, multi-instrumentalist, and actress first enchanted listeners in 2015 with her cover of Nina Simone’s iconic “Feeling Good,” generating over 1 million views on Facebook. She also gained feature coverage from Fox andAustin Woman Magazine. More information on McWilliams is available on her official site. STREAM AND ADD “SMELL THE ROSES” TO YOUR SPOTIFY PLAYLIST HERE

McWilliams is the rare young artist who knows precisely what she wants her music to be: “I like for each song to be a real emotion I’m feeling. Music is a piece of who I am.” And who McWilliams is can be summarized in “Smell the Roses.” The song, co-written by producer Emile Ghantous, sings the merits of being young, carefree, and fun-loving.: “I really enjoyed collaborating with Emile to create the fun, carefree vibe of this song.”

McWilliams can recall the moment that music called to her. Her family took a trip to Las Vegas and saw Céline Dion’s residency, leaving a lasting impact on five-year-old McWilliams. “That really made an impression on me,” McWilliams notes. “I knew I wanted to pursue music. It’s one of my most vivid early memories.”

The Austin, TX native became a fixture in the local musical theater scene, starring in a number of productions and going on to train in the prestigious Broadway Artists Alliance program, learning on Broadway from a group of Tony Award-winning instructors. In 2015, making music became her primary focus. Influenced by the likes of Rihanna and Michael Jackson. McWilliams began writing and recording in the studio.

Now, songs like “Smell The Roses” showcase her robust voice over energetic production, while the likes of “Burn and Crash” feature her evolved lyrical sensibility, strength, soul, and spirit. It is her spirit, her lust for life, that McWilliams wants to share with audiences:

“Anytime someone hears one of my songs, I want them to feel moved. I want to inspire them to do something they love, and I also want to give them something they can relate to.”

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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