Dutch writer - Founder of Lefuturewave - Music enthusiast
Los Angeles-based artist Madeline was going through a tough time during her last year of college. She was so wrapped up in her own struggles that she didn’t realize other people could feel her pain. Her father used to say she had the Boreham “sad eyes,” so she had the idea for Sad Eyes sitting around for a while.
Madeline says that the song really acts as an anchor for all the music she has been making over the past year. It was written before her first EP was released, but she knew it would be the start of her second project.
The production on Sad Eyes stands out, mainly because of the synth work, which sounds contemporary and fresh. The drums are also well programmed. The mix is crisp, with all of the elements sitting in their own space and not fighting for attention.
Madeline’s singing has quite an impressive quality, particularly in this song. She holds her notes without any noticeable breaks, and her pitch remains consistent. Even when she pushes her voice to the limits of its range, she doesn’t lose any power.
Sad Eyes leaves you wanting more, so I’m glad Madeline will be releasing more material soon! She elevates the pop genre to a whole other level.