Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Feature: Maddy Storm (03/09/13)


Maddy Storm

From: Staffordshire, UK

Maddy is a 17 year old singer/songwriter with a unique voice and style. She uploaded her first cover (Naive by The Kooks) on YouTube just under 2 years ago and this year she started uploading original work too.





General Questions...

1. How old were you when you started getting involved in music and how?
I have been interested in music since I was really young, my Mum was in a band and things so I have grown up around music and I started to sing when I was proabbly 2 or 3, so it is something I'm very passionate about, but it was only a year or so ago that I decided to play the ukulele and guitar.

2. What was the most inspiring gig/concert/festival you went to? 
That's a hard one! I think that all the gigs I've been to have inspired me in different ways. However, I probably haev to say that the most inspring was when I went to Latitude Festival and Florence and the Machine headlined, it just helped me realise that I want to play gigs and festivals and spend all my time making music.

3. What have you been listening to lately?
Lots and lots of different things! I have been listening to Lissie a lot recently, her song 'Further Away (Romance Police)' is amazing! I have had Lana Del Rey on repeat recently and I also listen to a lot of Fleetwood Mac, I could go on forever...

3 Questions for Maddy...

1. Favourite lyric from a song and why?
Woahh ermm my favourite lyric changes depending on my situation. One that I love at the moment is 'reminds me of home when you're aorund me' from When I'm Alone by Lissie because I feel that I can relate to it.

2. Major or minor chords?
I love minor chords, I think I'm drawn to the sadness and depth they have.

3. What song writing process did you go through with 'Heart of the Woods'? 
I wrote the lyrics for Heart of the Woods before I wrote a melody for it, that's the way it usually happens for me though the melody came quite soon after. I used to write poetry and I love to write lyrics that people can relate to.

Random Q from a Reader...

Where in the world would you like to go and why? (from Kay)
I would love to go to America! I have just felt really drawn to the USA for quite a while now, it looks amazing!

Any other things you'd like to share/say?!

I am hoping to get a website up and running soon! I'm also working on my debut EP/single which I will keep you updated through my twitter/FB etc.
Thank you, Maddy :) xo

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/maddystormmusic
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maddy-Storm-Music
Twitter: https://twitter.com/moveslikemaddy


Reviews of 'Heart of the Woods' by Maddy Storm

1. Lailana: 3.5/5 - Such a unique voice! aaand HER UKULELE OMGLOB.
2. Philippa: 4/5 -  really sweet voice, suits the song well & its so chill loving that ukulele also!!
3. Isy: 3/5 - her voice is really unique and her lyrics are catchy, and i love the ukelele omg :D
 
Check It Out! 

Chart: Roar - Katy Perry

'Roar' is the first single from Katy Perry's upcoming fourth studio album, Prism. It's recieved many positive reviews and has charted at #1 in the singles chart. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9SeJIgWRPk

Live Performance: Latch - Lauren Aquilina

Sorry for it being another performance from Lauren, BUT for an unsigned artist to headline the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leed festival, she deserves it! She covered 'Latch', originally by Disclosure and Sam Smith. Enjoy!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcxZwKhJoO8

Cover: Little Things - Bailey McConnell 

Bailey McConnell is a 14 year old singer/songwriter from Milton Keynes, currently writing his debut EP (that will be release in Autumn) this is just a taster of his voice and his song writing is just as impressive. Here he is covering One Direction's 'Little Things'. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh2mAd8sC8c

YouTube: You've Got A Friend In Me (cover) - ortoPilot

Matt Hutchison, is the musical brain behind ortoPilot. As well as writing his own songs, he also uploads weekly covers of chart hits. This is just one of his many covers that are very chilled and relaxing to listen to!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7ymDMzF8h4

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