SONG PICK: Maddie Jay – Shakes
Summer is going to be different and restricted this year, but music is always there to help. Enter a collection of swirling, lighter-than-air pop songs by L.A. via Canada singer, songwriter and producer Maddie Jay. “Mood Swings” (Apple Music | Spotify) is the title of her debut EP which deals with the change of the environment after her move to California. She says about the inspiration for the record:
I had to take stock of the people in my life. Sonically, I was very inspired by California and the sounds that have historically come out of the West Coast like The Beach Boys and Harry Nilsson
Don’t expect fluffy sunshine pop though: Maddie’s songs are rich pieces full of fresh ideas and musical geekery.
Listen to EP opener “Shakes,” our Song Pick of the Day below:
(Photo: Lizzie Steimer)