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Madison drops new single ‘NightShade’

Rising Australian pop artist • MADISON • has a unique and signature sound that is prominently showcased by a formidable partnership of which consists of her enchantingly powerful voice and silky smooth melodies. From starting her career from a small studio at home, to traveling the world and meeting creatives in cities such as LA, London, Amsterdam and Stockholm, it’s clear to see her career is already on the rise – and she’s learning from the best. Madison made her artist debut in 2020 with her first single ‘Indiana’, followed by power ballad ‘What Did I Do to You’, seeing her all the way to the semis for the 2020 International Songwriting Competition. Anthems such as ‘Seize the Day’ and ‘Without You Tonight’ followed and cemented her as a promising up and coming new act. 

Her latest single ‘Nightshade’ showcases this even more. An irresistible offering at its core, ‘Nightshade’ is tinged with cinematic moments that combine with pop sensibilities that are sure to get you up and moving. Heartwarming synths create a swirling pot of melodies that lay down perfectly alongside her infectious vocals. The drums and bass form a strong partnership that punches through the mix, reverberating energy around the track. On top, divine backing vocals combine with her raw and powerful lead line, narrating emotionally-penned lyrics. 

Speaking about the release, she says: “The story behind ‘Nightshade’ is simply about being played, & explores the emotional aftermath you go through in realizing the kind of toxic person you exposed your heart to. I’d like for this song to be a kind of therapeutic anthem for listeners who have been through similar experiences in their lives; voicing the hurt, anger & betrayal. We’re working through the feels and turning it into liberation.

Maddison wears her influences proudly on her sleeve, and in her music you can hear everything from inspiration from 80’s rock anthems, Lady Gaga’s art pop, the melodic impact of Sia & Coldplay, & the sonic stylings of Bastille & Florence + The Machine. With so many accolades received already, and with such a distinct sound, we can see her reaching the top.