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Blog interview: Madison Olds


What is your earliest memory of experiencing music?

My earliest experience ever was when I was 4 years old standing in my, at the time, perfect gold dress singing Where Are You Christmas in front of 150 people at my childhood church. I was a ham then and knew after that, I’d never get off the stage again!

You reside in Canada, what’s the best thing about the music scene there?

The best part about the Canadian music scene is the people. Canada really is a warm, friendly community and everyone here is so quick to try and help a musician in need. Whether it’s funding, social support or physical musical backing, the support is there! 

You use looping for live performance what’s the easiest and most challenging part of using that?

I would say the most difficult part of looping is timing! Haha I can’t count how many times I’ve hit record a second too early and then I’m stuck with a jumping loop for 3 and a half minutes. The easiest, and definitely most enjoyable part iscoming up with actually sound to loop. It’s a great feeling to hear the song come together at the end that was all created with just with vocals and guitar. 

Who are your influences?

In regards to my musical influences, Ed Sheeran, Julia Michaels and Miley Cyrus have a huge influence on my sound. I love their honest lyrics and simple music. They can fit both commercial radio and an intimate living room party… it’s literally the ‘best of both worlds’.

What are you listening to at the moment?

‘Superhero’ by Lauv

What was the writing process for “Blue”?

Each song was a little different. ‘Thank You’ was written nearly 2 years ago with 3 others in Nashville. As well as ‘Want Some’ and ‘Second Chances’. Then ‘Repeat’, ‘24’ and ‘Roses’ were all written by just me, usually while in bed very late at night while going through some emotional stuff. 

Who would you like to collaborate with in the future?

Miley Cyrus; that’s the dream!

What equipment do you use?

If it’s a small show with just me, I use a guitar, a loud box, mic, and looper pedal. If it’s a bigger show, a use a full PA system and my dad will join me with a cajon, trumpet and harmonies.

What’s next for you?

I’m heading to P.E.I. Canada for the 2019 Canadian Song-writing Challenge and then to Toronto for Canadian Music Week. Between now and then I’m working on a few new singles for release and hopefully after CMW, I’ll have some new songs for everyone!

Insta/twitter: @maddieoldsmusic

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