Today, the queen of infectious pop, Madison, returns with her mesmerizing new single “Hustle” out on her own label, G Records. Dedicated to female empowerment, the high octane beats combined with Madison’s signature sticky-sweet vocals create an earworm of a dazzling dark pop gem that’s undeniably addicting. Listen to “Hustle” HERE.
When discussing the inspiration for the track, Madison says, My producer, Frederik Thaae, and I booked 5 days in a cozy studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We were going 12-14 hour days writing and recording. On our last day in the studio we felt loose and exhausted. Every night (early morning!) after the studio I’d go home and catch up on the Democratic National Convention, trying to come down (not the typical post studio routine). While looping this beat I just kept thinking about Hillary, about Michelle Obama, where we are in history at this very moment. I thought about what a bad ass Serena Williams is. I felt alive and WOKE.”
Often I feel against the clock, not trying to be better than anyone, just trying to be the best version of myself. I thought about my own experiences as a woman and being ambitious. And how as women we hear the word ‘NO’ A LOT.
I don’t like the word ‘NO.’ When I was coming up, every label turned me down, so I started my own label. I feel fortunate to be part of something so monumental as the first female nominee of a major party. That is some serious, beautiful, blood, sweat and tears history. It did not turn out the way I wanted and worse I think than we could have imagined but I am still inspired, I am still hopeful. I AM THE RESISTANCE.
This song is for Hillary. I am inspired by her passion, her experience, her wisdom and her awesome courage in the face of so much negativity. We can be tough and sensitive at the same time.
This song is for every girl who has been told NO. We are equal and have fought long and hard to be considered so, and still have a ways to go – ‘girl’ is a label, and NO is just a word.”
The new single comes hot off the heels of her most recent EP, “Wonderland”, that situated her as a mover-and-shaker in the New York City landscape.