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INTERVIEW: Down On Maddy

Hi Patrick, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Great!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Titania”?

“Titania” was inspired by a certain 16th century playwright, the eternal search for the perfect love, and the music of Alice In Chains. (Watch “Titania” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31LglkW_xEs )

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?
Nope.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

There is a colorful video for Titania on our Youtube channel, Maddy TV. It mirrors the slice of time between the light and the darkness of the dreamworld.

How was the recording and writing process?

“Titania” was one of those songs that wrote itself for the most part. It started with a chord progression. And from this point, the melodies and the lyrics—especially for the chorus—came together quite naturally.

What role does Pink Floyd and The Doors play in your music?

The music of Down On Maddy definitely contains the theatrical and conceptual elements of Pink Floyd with its cohesive album structures and shifting scenes within songs. The Doors always did what they wanted, unapologetic and starkly honest. Songs like “When The Music’s Over” and “The Soft Parade” contain sonic surprises with a linking thread, which is a trait DOM aspires to. No Doors song is quite the same.   

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

The album is finished. We’re excited to be in launch phase for that right now. We will be releasing our first official music video for the song “Wake Yourself” in the coming weeks.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

We’ll be releasing our self-titled debut LP in March 2017.

What demons would you be fighting on this record?

Demons are everywhere. The fight is never over, in fact, we need demons in order to know where we stand. Especially as musicians.

Any plans to hit the road?

Yes, we will be playing various acoustic gigs around the USA in 2017. I’ll be developing the live version of DOM with other musicians for a full line-up later in the year as a warm-up for more extensive touring in 2018.

What else is happening next in Down On Maddy’s world?

We do have a “hawt” video coming out in March 2017 for our song “Rendezvous” and we’ll be recording an EP as a follow-up in January 2018. Exciting times.

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