Madison has been described as the reigning queen of New York's indie-pop scene, Slanted Press had a few seconds to chat about her success, politics, and her own record label.
Madisonâ€™s been featured on NBCâ€™s Good Girls and Foxâ€™s Proven Innocent with her tracks â€œWork Itâ€ and â€œBaller,â€ so of course, she had to share the excitement. Madison feels incredible about her success â€“ â€œNot only do you earn money as an artist/songwriter/label to keep the project afloat but there is also a psychological component â€“ it validates your work. So, it's no longer just you and your friends listening...itâ€™s someone outside of your circle saying this work is good enough. It is also a way to reach new fans if it is featured in a way that connects with people.â€
Having an eclectic sense of style, Madison wants to make noise. With the branding of â€œNoise of Madison,â€ she wants to make whatever she wants â€“ â€œAny sounds, any noise, any genre. Even political. I AM MAKING NOISE!!â€ Madisonâ€™s political stance even flows into her songs â€“ like Hillary Clinton running for President on the track â€œHustle.â€ Madison also incorporates female empowerment into her music because sheâ€™s â€œfighting for that equality which I touched on in my singles â€˜Baller' & 'Work Itâ€™ too.â€ Madisonâ€™s latest track â€œSky Highâ€ also touches on empowerment and lifting yourself up past the bad times. Madison said she was feeling down, and this was how she lifted herself up, â€œIt was a start to finish roller coaster of emotions that ends on a high note. I also wrote it in the winter... so it was a way for me to talk myself through what can be a very dark period, for those who know, know.â€
Madison does it all, she really makes all the noise. She self-releases on her own G Records â€“ giving herself extra work, with a payoff that cannot be matched. â€œI always like to think of why I started my own label...because no one would sign me, so I signed myself! Nowadays everyone can release on their own...itâ€™s very democratic. Having your own label is a lot of work but it also gives me a lot of freedom. There is no one pressuring me to release anything, so it all comes down to you, so that is good and bad, it requires motivation. At the end of the day I am responsible for how everything rolls out ... so if anything goes wrong it is all on me!â€
Being New Yorkâ€™s indie-pop queen, Madison has a different point of view â€“ â€œthe grind, the work that it takes to make things happen. The pace is fast so you never feel like you can just lean back. It can be exhausting but exhilarating and, in that way, a constant source of inspiration.â€ Of course, the flashy queen fits right in New York.
To give you a little summer fun â€“ Madison even shares a playlist with you for inspiration and celebration!