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Madeline The Person has just released her debut single, As A Child, a song that ultimately embodies who Madeline The Person is. With a well rounded vocal range that really packs a punch, the singer brings a sweet ethereal presence to her debut single. Reflecting on themes such as loss, sadness and joy, Madeline The Person’s take on realities in life, with a whimsical, enchanting bright element, creates a special way of looking and focusing on difficult themes.
The musician reflects, “The difference in the way that I express my personality versus my music, I think that has to do with my belief in the fact that all emotions are equally important. With my music, I'm trying to normalize the sad and hard and really gross stuff and make it more acceptable and less scary, because to me, as a person, I am all of those things combined. I'm super sad and also really happy and joyful and grateful. I have a lot of emotions and I don't like to boil it down to just a few. I like to show lots of facets at a time and sometimes, that creates a juxtaposition that I think makes it kind of cool.”
As A Child is about losing someone when you’re young. Having lost her father whilst in high school, she received an overwhelming response on social media, from other teenagers who have also dealt with loss. It is in this way that Madeline’s goal is to create a safe space within her music to help young people through documenting emotional facets in her own life. Her TikTok posts include original songs, covers and duets with artists such as Joshua Bassett garnering over 4.7 million likes.
Madeline The Person’s debut EP Chapter 1, will be released on April 23, with the release set to focus on home and finding home in yourself after loss. With the Chapter 2 due for release in June, the collection of songs will conceptually shift to exploring love, loving yourself, others and those around you. The second chapter will also include a song about Madeline’s coming out. Two chapters that cover a range of emotion expressing it in a way that is full of heart and well achieved lyricism, you can’t help but feel you wish you had this chapter when you too were younger, but that’s just it, it transcends time. No matter what age you are, you can relate and even reflect on feeling the same when you were younger, or even now. As Molly Meldrum would say, “do yourself a favour” and listen to Madeline The Person, As A Child is a force and we can’t wait to hear more!
As A Child is out now, be sure to watch the video below.