GIRL ON TOP OF THE WORLD
Beautiful, intelligent, feisty and full of attitude, MADELINE ROSENE is here. Filling it up with catchy hooks and saucy one liners, Madeline moves into your psyche with nonchalant grace. This Girl knows how to set up residence in your head space. A few minutes with a Hollywood Legend in the making...
Tell us about Madeline Rosene! Where are you from and are you loving LA?
I grew up traveling between New York City and Cleveland. I love LA. I’ve been here for almost two years and it took awhile to fall in love with it, but it’s the kind of love that lasts forever.
When did you know you wanted to make a career in music?
I think I knew in the third grade, (I just forgot a while along the way). Being a professional singer seemed normal to me because my mom is a jazz vocalist. I’ve certainly been discouraged and tried to take other paths, but I think eventually when you keep returning to something, it becomes less about what you want to do and more about what you have to do to keep your sanity. Not that a career in music makes me sane in any way.
Please describe your LIVE show for those who may not have seen it yet!
Two words: FIRE. EATERS.
I do not have fire eaters at my show. So if you were expecting them, maybe make different plans? I play with a full band— Justin Lund on Drums, Juan Lopez on bass and Aaron Ferguson on lead guitar. We are a little family and I love those guys. I play rhythm and sing. When playing at bars, the crowd starts singing The Fucked Up Song.
You are headed into the studio soon. Tell us about the new songs!
This album is going to have a wide variety of songs: ten songs loosely about my experiences in LA, moving here, people I’ve encountered...feelings I’ve felt. I’m recording in San Diego. It’s nice to record the album outside of LA.
One of the last songs on the album (and hopefully one of the singles) is called Late. It’s about thinking and knowing in your heart that you were, and are supposed to be, great and that maybe you just haven’t hit your break yet. It’s a little tragic in a relatable way I guess. Overall, the album is going to be fun though.
What memorable responses have you had from your audiences?
Definitely people singing along who had just heard a song for the first time. Either I need to write more creative lyrics and I’m making it too easy, or this stuff is just really catchy! Hoping it’s the catchy one. Maybe it’s both. Sigh...
What would be your dream musical TOUR to go on?
One where I have a very large bed that we put on stage that I can lay in and perform at the same time. #icantbebothered
How do you see the future of independent music?
I’m no fortune teller, but I think more and more people see the benefits of being independent. With streaming (even though such small amounts of money) people are so clever in how they have learned to monetize from YouTube, Spotify, blogging, and branded content and sponsorships. People can do this without labels and a lot of it is thanks to social media. People are learning that yes, there is a music business, but there is now, more than ever, no single recipe on how to become successful or known.
There will probably be lots of holograms on stage, hopefully more genres will become popular again besides just rap and hip hop. Don’t get me wrong, I love rap and hip hop. I just don’t like Drake.
What are you most looking forward to in 2019?
Doing things just for me and sometimes other people. Times a wastin’!!
To quote Drake, “It's just what comes with the fame, and I'm ready for that.”