The Fader-approved Toronto-based artist, MADDEE is today sharing her soulful new cut, “Clouds” – listen here. Taken from the forthcoming debut six-track EP, Red Mind,which is due for release this coming autumn, the new single finds the 20-year-old artist expanding on her previous sound to introduce a gripping network of jazz-indebted R&B and slap-back electronica.
Thematically, the Red Mind EP deals with the ramifications of a negative relationship and the emotions that MADDEE felt throughout that period, from love to infatuation and naivety. Speaking about “Clouds,” which features the co-production of Gray Rowan (Charlotte Day Wilson, The WAYO) and coasts along to the groove of off-kilter percussion and stuttering organs, MADDEE says: “This song was written about getting over an unhealthy relationship. It’s about coming back to myself and my strength.”
MADDEE cut her teeth initially with features on the Colours EP from Toronto-based producer, Harrison – from here, she picked up slots opening for the likes of Lil’ Yachty, Willow Smith and Tennyson, alongside which she showcased across festivals including SXSW, NXNE and Field Trip. A pair of debut singles were released in 2017 (produced by Toronto’s Birthday Boy and Shagabond respectively), earning the buzz-building artist tips from tastemaker blogs, Majestic Casual and the attention of Red Bull Sound Select who handpicked her as one their spotlight artists.