“I got into it just because I loved doing it. It became something that really was an escape for me. After a long day of school, I would just come home and play my guitar and write. I simply chose this path because I had passion for it and I really loved it.” – Madelyn Mandry
Female pop artist, Madelyn Mandry, is taking on the music scene as she pursues her singing and songwriting aspirations in Nashville, Tennessee. We caught up with the US Artist, following the release of her first Ep, “Midnight to Morning“. Four original songs recorded during her last two years in high school in her hometown of Lubbock, Texas.
Midnight to Morning
Midnight to Morning reveals a glimpse into both her personal and musical experiences during her teenage years. From failing in love, experiencing heartbreak, and finding her own confidence in her music, Midnight to Morning highlights the sometimes turbulent and cultivating moments in Madelyn’s growth as a young woman and musician. The artist highlights how single “Mine” took her by suprise at the level of popularity received. Providing the undeniable comfort that a soft ballad can be very successful when produced in a certain way. Madelyn explains how the inspiration behind “Mine” came from a relationship that left her with many doubts. “I was doubting that the person I was dating was not over their ex. I really just took all of these doubts and wrote about them. That’s really what the song is about and where it all came together”.
Her music is best described as indie pop. The artist feels like her style can be both one that is upbeat & a stripped down ballad. Noting her very soft voice, she feels this offers a unique style of sound that allows her music to really hit a chord with her growing fan base. Her favourite song to date has without a doubt been “Change Your Mind”. Highlighting how the essence of the song is about rising up and having the strength to push past fear in an extremely competitive industry. As such has a very special place in the artists heart. Madelyn explains how through her music she hopes to bring melodies and lyrics that are relatable, in addition to covering many different aspects of life, whether this be listeners using her music to evoke an emotion of fun, or utilizing her music to relate to a heartbreak.
Madelyn points to her friends and family as the inspirational support network that encouraged her to be the best version of herself. Highlighting how her family has bent over backwards to support in pursuiing her dream. From supporting through making better connections or simply getting better at her craft.
“Honestly, I would say most of the time, I’m my worst enemy. I tend to really get in my own head and can get discouraged. It’s really easy to see what other people are doing and begin to feel that your music isn’t adequate or will never “make it” in the industry. I have to remember in these times that I do music because I love it, not because of how many streams I do or don’t have.”