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The songs from her new EP bear the mark of maturity earned by navigating the minefield of young adult life showcased by tracks that are straightforward and brutally honest, lyrically-speaking.
The song is everything you could ever want in a summer-vibe anthem, and just listening to the tune will make you want to cruise along the coast, with sunglasses on and the windows down.
Her pop music, which she dubs “babe rock” and models after bold babes such as Karen O and Amy Winehouse,” is equal parts agile vocals, caffeinated production and stark honesty.
"At their recent show at LA’s The Satellite people were, in fact, singing and dancing, an impressive feet to achieve at any show. Maddi interchanged from singing and bopping around stage, to rocking out on her red guitar. Her band rounded things out on drum and keyboard, while wearing cropped bright red wigs and white smock-like dresses, a reminder to let loose and enjoy the moment."
"With that setting as her inspiration, she developed her pop sensitive voice. Raw passion omits from the soul of this refreshing new talent; one to watch this year."
"Think K. Flay, but 10 times groovier. Up and coming artist, Mad Hawkes is sprawling onto the alternative music scene with edge dripping from her effortlessly cool track “Fantasy.” This song is guaranteed to make you dance around and become a huge fan. "
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...
On Wednesday, January 24, Mad Hawkes' debut single “Fantasy” will be released digitally on Spotify, iTunes, and Apple Music via Parts + Labor Records. Stay tuned for official release announcements.