Alberta’s Maddison Krebs released her self-titled EP on February 8, 2019. The EP, which was produced by GRAMMY award-winning Jeff Trot and Drew Bollman features seven tracks including her single, “Real Real Thing”. We caught up with Maddison to discuss the EP and more! Check it out below, and be sure to give the EP a listen, you won’t regret it.
First off, care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hi! I’m Maddison Krebs, a Singer / Songwriter from small-town Okotoks, Alberta.
You released your self-titled EP on February 8, what can you tell us about the writing and recording process?
The writing and recording process was filled with a whole lot of heart. I learned so much about myself as an artist and how to articulate my truth even clearer. While creating this EP, I began pushing myself to expand my artistic boundaries, lyrically and sonically. I wrote over 200 songs and recorded the ones that rang truest to my heart. It was a dream come true to get to create this project with my dear friend and producer, Jeff Trott.
Where do you tend to pull inspiration from when writing?
I get most of my inspiration through personal experiences or things I see other people go through. I’m always digging deep to find the clearest way to speak the truth about what’s on my heart.
The album was produced by GRAMMY award-winning Jeff Trott, what was that like?
Working with Jeff Trott was a dream come true. He not only has been an amazing producer / co-writer but also an amazing mentor and friend to me. We’ve been working together ever since I starting making trips to Nashville. I’m so grateful for our musical friendship and proud of the EP we made together. He is such an inspiration!
The EP features your single, “Real Real Thing”, how did you choose this track as the lead single?
“Real Real Thing” is such a fun track! I released the songs right on the tail end of summer and I feel it shows off a fun side of me. The song made me feel so good – it was a no brainer to release it to lead into the EP!
Besides “Real Real Thing”, what song would you recommend to first-time listeners?
Every song shows a different side of me and is really a thing of its own. It depends on how the listener is feeling but I really love my song, Norma Jeane. It’s one of the first songs I wrote in Nashville and it has stuck with me ever since.
With festival season on the rise, are there any that your fans can catch you at this summer?
You can stay updated on where I’m playing this summer on my website! www.maddisonkrebs.com
Last but not least, is there anything you’d like to say to your fans?
Very grateful for every person that has been following my journey so far and sharing the music! It means so much to me that people are connecting with what I have to say. A big thank you goes to them.
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