We absolutley adore Maddy Ellwanger and after you read our interview you won't wonder why. She's quirky, talented and little strange. Her music is great, her voice is one of a kind and something tells us she'd get along great with our favorite pop star Cady Groves. I dare you not to have fun while listening to her unique version of new age/indie-pop. Check out what she had to say to us below, then pick up your free copy of her album "Roscoe"!
You just finished your first music video. What was the experience like?
It was a unique experience because it's not the "typical" music video, so I can't really say "oh the people I worked with were really great etc. " because it was all done by me. I created the concept, I filmed it, I was the editor, every single thing was done by me. So it was weird but I can say that all of the stress and the hours of work that were put into it were completely worth it and I wouldn't have had it any other way.
Why do you make music?
I'm not very good at expressing my opinions or ideas in face to face conversation and for some reason music allows me to state my opinion without feeling bad about it. I feel like if I'm questioned about it i can just say "it's art" and i don't feel that i need any other answer or explanation other than that. So music just really allows me to show people my mind in a way that they might understand.
Who would you love to collaborate with someday?
I'd love to collaborate with Jack White, he's a musical genius in my eyes. His music is so simple that it's complex. I feel like he's very open to knew ideas but he's also very set in his ways at the same time. I feel like he would be a very interesting person to collaborate with.
Describe your sound in three words or less.
If you had a catchphrase, what would it be?
"You're the bee's knees, the cats pajamas, a top notch quality human being"
Are there any instruments you don't currently play that you'd like to learn?
Is mayonnaise an instrument?
What's in store for you?
I'm working on my next album right now and I'm really focusing on how i want my live shows to be and really creating an atmosphere for people to be in when they come to shows. I'm really excited for the future i feel like all of the things I've been working on are finally coming together and hopefully I'll be on tour soon!
Is there anything else you'd like our readers to know about you?
My day isn't complete without watching an episode of "Golden Girls".