maddi jean releases debut EP LAST BORN and shares latest single "Night Alone".
British artist and model maddi jean (Maddi Jean Waterhouse) releases her coming-of-age debut EP last born with new single ‘night alone’, a nocturnal synth-pop cut that balances maddi’s delicate vocals with pounding drum machines.
The release follows maddi’s previous singles ‘greedy’ and ‘young in love’, which garnered praise from the likes of international media. Whilst maddi has already made waves as an emerging international model, music has always been her overriding passion, and her debut represents what she describes as “a portrait of my determination to make sense of my youth through honest stories of heartache, self worth and independence.”
With lyrics that feel like midnight taxi-ride confession, maddi explains that ‘night alone’ is dedicated to her love of the night:
"night alone is an ode to that special feeling of complete independence and freedom that the night time gives me, away from responsibility and away from the crowds.
I often find I am most inspired and creative at night because it gives me a safe space to be and express my complete self, which night alone captures.”
On the EP, maddi comments:
“For the past few years, since finishing school, I’ve been slowly but surely creating last born, adding and removing tracks from my Soundcloud playlist until I got to these four. Although each track carries a different emotion and energy, they were each initially created from overwhelming thoughts that I found myself constantly coming back to and journaling about. Each track comes from stories of confusion, determination to understand relationships, heartache, self worth and independence. The personal connection between them all is the satisfaction I feel from being able to rewrite that negativity and confusion into something positive and uplifting!”
Growing up, maddi’s “eternal and OG sources of inspiration” were Lana Del Rey and Taylor Swift. In recent years, her inspirations come from other young female artists such as King Princess, girl in red, Clairo, L Devine and Beabadoobee. Maddi’s own creativity manifests itself in her music, stories and art.
Her playful electro-pop sound is combined with confessional and whimsical lyrics that feel immediate, youthful and essential.
maddi jean - Last Born