Monday, February 2, 2015

CD Review: Madilyn Paige 


This stunning self-titled debut EP features a set of tunes notable for their raw emotion and beautiful soundscapes. Madilyn wrote or co-wrote every song on the album, drawin from her own struggles as a teenager and her heartfelt expressions of the joy she finds in life. The first track, "Irreplaceable," begins with aching introspection and soars to an assurance of self-worth; the folloring track, "Foolish Game," was written right after Madilyn left the TV show The Voice and gives insight into the inevitability of discouragement in life and the realization that you can rise above the games that people play. An epic movie score string section combines with powerful rhythms on "Undercover," a breathtaking song about overcoming sadness and seeking the light all around you. The final track, "Little Things," playfully reminds us that the little things in life are the source of true joy.

Madilyn Paige is a singer-songwriter from Provo, Utah. As a young child, she lived in Japan. She took up singing after she moved back to the U.S. She loves making music videos and short films with her friends and has performed in various local competitions.


Madilyn Paige's debut CD is something that I am happy to add to my family's collection. I actually ended up listening to it three times in a row. Granted, the first time was while I was preparing dinner, and it was also the witching hour, so I only got to hear snippets of each song. However, what I could hear, I enjoyed. When my house was quieter, I was able to listen to the whole thing and thought it was good enough to have my husband listen when he got home.  I think my favorite song is probably "Spotlight" with "Irreplaceable" a close second.
Audio CD (February 3, 2015)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: EP
Label: Highway Records

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