"Just because Mad Hawkes grew up on the South Bay of Los Angeles, spending her days surfing and chilling in her old VW, doesn’t mean her life has been all sunshine and butterflies. The singer-songwriter has experienced her fair share of heartache and mistakes. Rather than hiding from it though, she embraces it in the lyrics of the beach pop style she’s dubbed “babe rock.” After all, what sort of confident woman would she be if she hid behind a mask of false emotions?"