Let’s Meet Maddie

Maddie is a songwriter that lives in Swede. She loves to work with any genre of artist but when she perform herself her focus is folklore and storytelling and she likes to experiment with voices and make the guitar sound weird. She studies songwriting/soundartist the University and also took Songwriting @Sheffield uni.

Q: How easily do songs tend to come to you?

Ans : Very easy wjen in a flow but sometimes its just to push yourself. I train my writing skills at least 5 minutes every day using techniques for creative writing to start the day. I work a lot with sence-bound writing and storytelling and with that stories seems to jump into my head and need to get out with music.

Q: What’s your motto or the advice you live by?

Ans: You do not have a chance … take it!

Q: You write all of your own music; where do you draw inspiration from when you write songs and what’s your favorite part about the proccess?

ANS: It’s a difference in writing for myself and for others. For others I tend to breath in who the singer is and how she/he would tell a song/Story and what the message would tell. When I write for myself I like to tell the stories with sound effects that grab you and take you to a totally different place.


Q:Who are your inspirations?

Ans: Tom Waits, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen are great inspiration. I tend to write weird characters and use weird voices like waits. And the other to also stays away from “Should do” and tells stories in a non-classical way which make them unik and very inspirational. There is no “Have to” in their songwriting.

Q: If you could perform with anyone, in the future, who would it have to be?

Ans: Tom waits without a doubt.

Q:Do you have any events coming up or recording going on right now?

Ans: Yes There will be a instrumental Album (Anxiously Awaiting) and one Acoustic album (Black fallen Angel) release during autumn 2017.


Q:  Which instruments do you play?

Ans: Mainly guitar (both acoustic and electric) but also a bit of ukulele, keyboard, and harmonica.


Q: Have you been in competitions? Fleadh’s? Any prizes?

Ans: Yes one so far last summer it was a songwriting competition at the visfestival in south sweden and my song “Leksaksgubben” was in the finals at a folkmusik fest in southern Sweden.

Q:  How do you handle mistakes during a performance?

Ans: Just keep going. It would be weird to stop.


Q:  Do you get nervous before a performance or a competition?

Ans: Yes its horrible I always think Im gonna throw up but then when I start its just enjoyable.


Q:  How often and for how long do you practice?

Ans: Every day at least 1-3 hours, always on things I don’t yet know.