Rising Country Singer-Songwriter Madison Wolfe Chats With TMI About Her Debut Single “Everyday’s A Different Beach”
Hey Madison! So excited to be chatting with you! You just released your debut single “Everyday’s A Different Beach” & it’s awesome! I love it!! How excited were you to get this single out into the world?
I cannot WAIT!! This song is so special to me and I have been counting down the minutes until release!
What do you hope your supporters will think of the new song?
Honestly, I would love for my fans to feel the same way I do about this song. It’s all about how you are not defined by your worst day or your worst moment because it is just that: a day or a moment. I always say, it’s a bad day not a bad life, and that is what this song is to me, specifically mental health wise, and so I hope my fans can relate to that.
Can you tell us the backstory of this song? Is it based on your life with your friends?
So this song came to life in a fun way! My family goes to a beach in Florida every summer and it is my favorite time of the year. It was the summer of 2019 and I remember I wanted to take a paddle board out that afternoon because the water was perfectly still, but they were all rented out (which was for the best as I am no good at paddle boarding, haha!). The next morning, I came down to the beach and the ocean was angry! The waves were crashing to the shore one after another (okay it wasn’t that bad but i have no balance). I looked at my mom and i said “geez mom every day the beach is so different! It’s crazy how fast it changes!” And the song was born!!
You also have more music coming out in 2020!! Can you spill any details on what your supporters can look forward to from you later this year?!?
I don’t have any release plans for the rest of 2020 after this single, BUT in 2021 the plan is to release some new stuff for sure!
Do you have a creative say in your music? Did you help write all your new songs?
Yes I do. I write and sing all of my music, with the help of amazing co-writers. My friend Sarah wrote this song with me and she was the perfect person to bring this idea to! She brought it to life for sure. My producer Ryan has creative control over the sound and he kills it every time!
What’s it feel like to be releasing your own original music?
It feels so good! I’ve known I have wanted to be a country artist since my first show at age 7, and I feel so blessed that the time is finally here! I have released music before, in high school, but now that I’m graduating college, I have a completely different sound and it has been so fun getting to know myself as the artist i want to be, and I am so excited to share this with you!
Where did your love of music come from?
Honestly, I have never known a time when I did not love music. My dad likes to say he knew I was going to grow to be a singer when he saw me at less than 2 years old, standing by the TV watching “Annie”. He said i hummed the opening song and hit every note and that’s when he knew! I started vocal lessons at 7 and never looked back!
My dad was in cover bands my whole childhood and so i grew up with my ears pressed to the kitchen floor listening to band practice from the basement. I would go to shows when it was in a kid-friendly venue and when i got older, i would get up and play guitar and sing on their set breaks! I really give all the credit to fueling my love of music to my dad.
What’s been the pros and cons of pursuing your music career?
Lance Carpenter said it best when he said the three things you need to succeed in the music industry are patience, persistence, and alligator skin, and I remind myself of that every single day.
Is there anyone you want to thank that’s helped you get to where you are today?
Wow this is going to be such a long list! First I would have to thank the Lord for giving me the voice, drive, and creativity to chase this dream. After that, I would thank my dad for being the whole reason I fell into music. I need to thank Keith Pulvermacher for being my guitar teacher, which ended up being songwriting lessons! Together with my dad, we wrote my first two EP’s together in middle/high school. Keith has been HUGE in the development of my artistry. I would need to thank my producer Ryan Rossebo for believing in my sound and in me as an artist. Also for making my tracks killer!! Lastly, I would thank Jaid and Matt Ruffing, Bart Herbison, Jim Zumwalt, Katie Talbot, NSAI, and all of my amazing co-writers for their love, support, and guidance.
What do you think makes your fan community/fandom different from others?
My fans, the Wolfe pack you might say, are a really down to earth and real group of people which I love, as that is who I strive to be as an artist. I really look up to my fans as their dedication and love for music is just as deep as mine, and I think that is what makes them so special.
How would you describe your fans? – what’s three words you would use to describe your fans?
Loyal, kind, and supportive
What do you want your message to be towards your fans? What do you want your fans to take away from your music and shows?
I want my fans and anyone who hears my music to see me as a real, genuine person. I really don’t hide who I am, the good and the bad things, and I honestly just want my fans to know that I go through things just like they do. I want them to feel like I am talking to them through my music like they are the only one at the show, because that is how my artist role models make me feel.
What do you want your fans to know if they ever see you in public?
I want them to know that I want to know them! None of this would be possible without them, so I want them to know that I love them so much and that they can always come say hi!
Are you planning any Live Stream shows to promote your new music?
I would love to do some instagram lives on my page and set up some other live stream shows as well!!
What is it like performing in front of your fans? Are you excited to start performing your own music live!?!
There is nothing like it. The cool thing about playing your music for people is that it’s not about you as the songwriter or the artist, it’s about your listeners and how you make them feel/how they relate to your music. I truly feel like I was placed on this earth to impact people’s lives with my music and the things I have been through like I have been changed by the music of the artists I look up to.
What do you want your supporters to know that you think is important?
I think, for this single especially, it is important to know that your struggles, whatever they may be, do not define you. That is something I have had to learn and this song is what came from that.
What’s something your fans don’t know about you?
Hmmm… I am such an open book! Let’s see… I have celiac disease! So no gluten for me! Honestly… i miss bread!!
What’s one word you would use to describe what your fans have allowed you to accomplish?
Confidence. My fans make me feel like I’m the coolest person ever which is not true haha! No, but their love really does make me feel so confident in myself and my music, and that is something that I am so grateful for.
Is there anyone in the music business you are dying to meet?
Taylor Swift! She is hands down the coolest person ever. So fingers crossed!!
Why do you think social media is so important for artists like yourself?
I think it is important for artists to be genuine and real on social media so their fans know that they are real and people just like them!
What would you say is your biggest dream/goal right now?
My biggest goal right now is to get a record deal! I have wanted to be a signed artist since I was 7, so that is definitely the dream
Any last things you want to tell your supporters?
THANK YOU!! Thank you for being so amazing and for loving me and my music!! The feelings are mutual!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview!