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20 April 2024

Rett Madison Shares New Single ‘Apocalyptic Folk Song’

Rett Madison Apocalyptic Folk Song
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Turning the page on another creative chapter, Los Angeles-based vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rett Madison shares her atmospheric new single entitled Apocalyptic Folk Song via Warner Records/War Buddha Records. You can watch the song’s lyric video below.

“I wrote Apocalyptic Folk Song about climate anxiety and my existential dread,” shares Madison. On the track, she laments how, “Children are dying from the heat,” while going on to face the flames head-on, “Presidents are gluttonous for violence and greed.” Sonically, earthy percussion anchors the track as she conjures up soulful harmonies between a loose guitar rhythm. She contorts her voice from a smoky timbre on the verses into a cathartic wail on the chorus. It only paves the way for more music to come from the rapidly rising troubadour.

Madison has continued to incite tastemaker applause. A Book Of featured her on its digital cover and attested, “Rett Madison, artist on the rise and a deeply emotive singer-songwriter known for her poignant lyrics and captivating blend of folk, rock, Americana and soul is making waves in the contemporary music scene with her heartfelt storytelling and powerful vocal performances.”

Elsewhere, Ann Powers from NPR said “Rett Madison offers a centerpiece constructed of ordinary confrontations with triggers, the devastating details that make for great country songs and days that can feel insurmountable.” Billboard called her music “Unflinchingly honest, one not afraid to highlight grief’s messy margins.”

Keeping busy this year, she just performed a string of shows alongside John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats and Bailen, in addition to a headline tour throughout the Midwest. In February, she notably graced the stage of Carnegie Hall at The Piano Recital with Mandy Moore, Margo Price, Meg Duffy, and others.

In 2023, she delivered her acclaimed sophomore album and Warner Records debut, One for Jackie. It features a collaboration with Iron & Wine in addition to lead singles One for Jackie, One for Crystal Skydiving” and Fortune Teller. She was also spotlighted in a Mixtape Moments segment on CBS Mornings.

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