After collaborating with ODESZA, FKJ, and Emancipator as a featured vocalist, Madelyn is ready to record her debut EP!
About this project
For the last three years I’ve been hard at work writing, recording, producing, and collaborating. I contributed vocals on an ODESZA song whose remix was nominated for a GRAMMY. My vocals are featured on their song, “Sun Models” which has garnered over 30 million plays on Spotify, over 13 million on SoundCloud, and millions more on YouTube.
My song “Waiting” has 2 million plays on Spotify and Soundcloud. This is the second song I have written and the first song that I co-produced.
I co-wrote and co-produced the title track off of Emancipator‘s album, “Seven Seas.”
I was then invited to go on tour with the Emancipator Ensemble. Describing that experience as a “dream come true” is an understatement. I traveled across the country singing a song I wrote in front of thousands of people! The experience gave me a new set of goals to strive for in my music career.
It’s been a crazy whirlwind! All of these experiences have been phenomenal.
It may seem as though I am doing music full time now, but the truth is that I’m working multiple jobs to sustain my musical endeavors. I need as much assistance as I can to get this original project off the ground and you can help me make this a reality!
I’ve honed in on a sound that blends classic soul into a modern neo-soul feel with hints of blues, R&B and jazz. I’m heavily influenced by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Earth, Wind and Fire, and neo-soul artists D’Angelo and Lianne La Havas.
A project of this caliber cannot be conducted alone. I’ve been working with Julian Allen and James Cornelison who are two very talented musicians co-producing these songs with me. We’ve been demoing the songs since November – perfecting the arrangements, lyrics, harmonies – and now we’re ready to record. As soon as the money is raised we will be going into the studio!
Earlybird EP Download
Digital Download of the EP
Unreleased Bonus Track
This is a thank you for supporting my musical endeavors. I wrote and recorded it in one take as an extension of gratitude. Enjoy it while thinking about all the things in life that you are thankful for <3
Produced by the Video7 crew.
Thank You Letter + Handwritten Lyric
Handwritten Lyric Compilation
Unreleased Demo from EP
One Hour Consultation
Madelyn will perform an intimate set in your home- anywhere in Michigan! If you live outside of MI, send me a personal message and we can discuss the details.
The Master Plan:
(How I decided I needed to raise $10,000 and where the $ is going)
Hourly studio rates
Recording engineer rates
Day rates for every hired studio musician
The Last Word(s):
There is no true limit to how much can be raised!
The more money raised, the better this EP will be! The recordings will be more intricate because I’ll be able to afford adding in a horn section and have a composer make horn arrangements. I’ll be able to spend more money on publicity, advertising, etc.
I’ve received so much incredible feedback and support about the music I’ve written and been involved with. This Kickstarter project is a launchpad for my future. By taking part in it – whether it’s donating funds or simply spreading the word – you’re helping me propel my music career to the next step.
Risks and challenges
The timeline of recording, mixing, mastering, etc. will fluctuate depending on studio and musician availability, but this project will not be cancelled for any reason. Rewards will be available as soon as the project has been completed.