Madilyn Mei (she/her) is breaking through the crowded bedroom pop scene with her vivid storytelling, poetic wordplay, genre-defying productions, and unique voice. Only 2 years since releasing her first original music, Madilyn (a.k.a. Madi, Mads or Madders) is building an immersive, comforting, whimsical, and constantly fun world around her music, telling stories about video games, grade-school talent shows, missed connections, and escapist cosplay, all while using clever language to implant deeper meaning to which any listener can relate.
Writing and recording all of her music from her bedroom, the 19-year-old Arizona-based singer-songwriter pairs her songs with hand drawn artwork and music videos, nearly all created by herself using a budget properly fit for a retail employee.
Her brand new conceptual EP ‘Where No One Knows My Name’ (released September 30, 2022) is a magical 6-track concoction that explores escapism in the form of a typical department store employee, dreaming of doing something more passionate and meaningful in life. Based on Madilyn’s real-life experiences, the songs connect in clever ways, weaving in and out of storybook anecdotes and relatable daydreams, while always culminating with some kind of wisdom shrouded in layers of metaphor.
Madilyn might have begun as just an Arizonian kid using music to escape her life folding clothes down at Target, but her journey is, without a doubt, about to take her to new lands, far far away.