The Vancouver-based 20-year-old singer-songwriter, Madisyn Gifford puts forth her most stunning moment yet with her new single, “Shapes and Shadows”.
A striking ballad in its own right, the young artist accompanies the release with the announcement of her debut EP Learning to Exist, set for release May 14.
On the release of Shapes and Shadows, Madisyn notes,
“Shapes and Shadows is a song about realizing how much you love the person you are with but simultaneously realizing how much that gives them the potential to hurt you. It’s about facing the fears and hardships that often come along with love and continuing to fight for that person/relationship despite them. It also acknowledges the fact that the relationship is not perfect in any way but that is also what makes it feel so special. I wrote it on a napkin while on break at the coffee shop I worked in when I was 18 and rushed home to my guitar after my shift so that I could put it to music and it is such a special one for me. I’m so glad to have been able to work with Colin Janz on this song as well because it’s his work that truly brought the whole thing to life!“
The upcoming seven-song EP, Learning To Exist features four new tracks, driven by Madisyn’s delicate yet arresting vocals and enveloping lyricism.
Check out “Shapes and Shadows” below, and stay up to date with Madisyn via her socials.
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