INTERVIEW: Madelyn Rose

We’re excited to welcome fast-rising country music artist Madelyn Rose; greetings and salutations, Madelyn! Before we dive down the Q&A pathway, how have the final few months of 2022 been treating you?

Thank you so much! These last few months of 2022 have been busy for sure. We have transitioned from recording songs and music videos this summer, to gearing up for their releases these past few months. Balancing music with my school life is always a challenge but it’s fun.

2.) Congratulations on the upcoming release of your debut single “Taillights Fade”! Does it feel at all surreal to be releasing your original music?

Thank you! It definitely feels surreal, watching this song come to life has been so cool. This has always been my dream since I was six, so getting to follow it at such a young age has been amazing. It really hit me when I got my finished music videos back from my director. So amazing seeing myself in it, when I’ve watched so many of my favorite artists for years.

3.) What was the genesis of Taillights Fade? How did this tune come into being?

I was on Zoom with my producer Justin Klump and another writer, Lauryn Tauber, and none of us really had any inspiration that day of what to write about. We took a few minutes to brainstorm, and Lauryn found a post on Instagram about watching taillights fading and the feeling it gives you. I had recently been writing about a break-up, so we decided to combine the two ideas. The game changer was how we turned the taillights fading idea into a positive thing for the singer and listener. 

4.) How is Taillights Fade different from the 2022 music landscape?

“Taillights Fade” definitely gives off a different vibe from other songs I have listened to. It is about cherishing those memories, but also knowing that you can let that person go… you’re the one that got away.  The song is about heartbreak, but is also upbeat and puts a positive spin on things.  Normally in breakup and sad songs you can take one side, but I wanted to incorporate both. 

5.) Who was your producer on Taillights Fade and what did that collaboration look like in the studio?

My producers are Justin Klump along with Brian Malouf in mixing and mastering. Lauryn Tauber, Justin and I co-wrote the song previously this spring over Zoom. I was in New York, while they were in the studio in Nashville. When we ended up recording the song in June, the whole process was so much fun. We were able to bounce ideas off each other, and even my father came up with some of the background vocals!

6.) Can you introduce our readers to some of the talented musicians that lent their musical alchemy to Taillights Fade?

I’ve had so many talented artists working on this song with me. I co-wrote with Lauryn Tauber and my producer Justin Klump.  Once recorded we also had Brian Malouf mix and master the track, which came out awesome. Overall, we couldn’t be happier with how the song turned out!

7.) What makes Vere the perfect home for both you and your music?

Working with Vere you feel like part of the family, not just a company. Since they are so knowledgeable and easy to work with, trusting them with my debut music came easily!

8.) On the heels of the January release of Taillights Fade, can fans look forward to an LP

release from you in 2023?

Yes! I am always working on the next steps for future releases. I am hopeful to be working on a bigger project by summer of 2023!

9.) You grew up in upstate New York. How do those roots inform your music?

This is a great question! Growing up in a small town has definitely affected my career.  A lot of my inspiration for songs comes from a Friday night with friends, or all of us going to the lake for something fun.  Friends and being around the water have always been my main source of happiness, along with music. 

10.) Who inspires you musically?

I have so many inspirations in my life, but my biggest inspiration has to be Carrie Underwood. I have always respected her tremendously, from her powerful vocals to the stories she tells though her songs. I love how she hasn’t changed her personality from the rise of a smalltown girl to a superstar. 

11.) Any final thoughts that you might like to share about Taillights Fade?

I really hope girls like me can relate to this song. Relationships can be toxic, and knowing that you can move on, and leave that toxic relationship is the motivation I needed to write this song…knowing that I’m the one that got away!

12.) When and where were/are you happiest?

 I am the happiest at the lake with my guitar! Summertime in upstate New York is the best with country music!

Pre-save “Taillights Fade” out January 27th here.

RJ Frometa
Author: 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.

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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