MAD HAWKES’ debut single “Fantasy” was today released on Spotify, iTunes, and Apple Music via Parts + Labor Records. The energetic and self-deprecating track premiered exclusively at Consequence of Sound.
Maddi Hawkes, fierce and free spirited, hails from the South Bay just a few miles from the Venice, CA studio where she cut her new single. To her, growing up in a beach town evokes memories of surfing, Mexican food, and perfect sunsets while driving a rustic orange Volkswagen and drinking 40s on the pier. With that setting as her inspiration, she developed her voice.
While interning at Parts + Labor Records, Maddi immersed herself in the songs that surrounded her. It was there that Label owner/producer Jimmy Messer (AWOLNATION, Kygo, Neon Trees) encouraged her to write with passion and emotional honesty, tapping into her truth.
Maddi labels her sound “Babe Rock,” citing Karen O (Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs!) and Amy Winehouse as her influences. She wants her music to empower her fans with the same strong, confident attitude her predecessors possessed.
Fans can expect Mad Hawkes to release her 5-track EP in Spring 2018. Follow Mad Hawkes on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For more information on Parts & Labor Records, visit www.pandlrecords.com.