INTERVIEW: Maddisun

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

Hi! Thanks for having me here. I’ve been great. Working hard, constantly creating.

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

This song is a real feel good tune for me. I was at my best when I wrote it, and I connect a lot with the meaning behind it. It’s really just about simpler times, not knowing really what is ahead. I think this song is a bit of a turning point for me, and I have really grasped my style.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

Actually yeah, it was more in the moment though. I was at the river fly fishing with my dad, and the wild Alberta roses were really in bloom. I was thinking a lot about being a child and just hanging out on the river, camping, or just running around. This song has a strong ‘’childlike’’ theme, really happy vibes. The lyrics “Who will we be when we’re no longer a child’’ it just means who’s going to take care of us or accept us now.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Yes! Actually we have already shot a lot of the footage. It basically includes me hanging out in the forest, and swimming in a freezing waterfall. That’ll be out this month.

How was the recording and writing process?

The writing process was so simple, I just thought of the lyrics while walking around. “Maybe we should hike further in, maybe we should sit for awhile” almost the exact words I spoke to my dad.

Recording was super exciting, the song really didn’t come out how I expected. When I wrote the instrumental for the song it was like this really sweet piano melody, so we took that and put this like boom bap beat with bongos behind it and crafted all these crystal-like watery effects, it was really fun.

What role does Canada play in your music?

Actually Canada plays a large role in my music and inspiration. Just the landscape and lifestyle here is so beautiful. On Wild Roses I’m specifically talking about how beautiful these roses are to look at in the sun, the river flowing by.. its just special. I have a single on the new album, called ‘’Mountain Air’’ that details how precious the land is here. I truly do feel a pull from the mountains, and I believe that the most wonderful humans are crafted in Canada 🙂

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

As mentioned above… I will be releasing a full length album this year. We are working on it, and it’ll be sometime likely before Christmas but no tentative date yet. Just Expect lots more music and things. Many live shows throughout the country this year and next as well.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

The album will be called “Self Reflections” but no release date yet…

The next single to be released is “In The End” it’s a really jazzy tune, super powerful vocals and strong female vibesss.

Any plans to hit the road?

I would love to, it’s in the works. For now I’m going to work on enhancing my craft.

What else is happening next in Maddisun’s world?

Constantly creating… really interested in designing Merch lately. Also working a lot on creating a really cool live show, I have been doing the electronic drumming thing for a while and I want to start adding more. The album release show will be epic <3

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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