Madeline Finn

FRESH: ‘Whippoorwill’ – Madeline Finn

Madeline Finn releases “Whippoorwill”

Nashville based singer Madeline Finn releases her beautiful new Country ballad, “Whippoorwill”, today. Produced by Ben Cramer and Owen Lewis, the song is a brand new composition, set aside from her debut album, “Trial By Fire”, that was released earlier this year, and which features the singles, “Neat”, “When It’s Dark” and “Timing Is Everything”. A whippoorwill, for those who don’t know, is a small, well camouflaged bird, that is found only on the eastern side of the United States, most recognised for its distinctive ‘song’.

“Whippoorwill” is both delicate and gentle, mysterious and elusive, just like its namesake and will, I promise, have you hooked and intrigued in equal measures from the moment you are captured by its individual quality. Madeline describes the song as “a conversation with my future self about all the things I’d give up to be where I think I want to be. Writing ‘Whippoorwill’ was a challenging exploration into the world of personal sacrifice and the meaning of success, [and] a passion piece from start to finish”.

She adds “I have never been more proud of a song than I am of this work. I sincerely hope you enjoy it and that it speaks to you in some way”. Perhaps that is why this song has been kept away from “Trials By Fire”. It deserves to be alone, on its own, away from the crowd and cherished for the single beauty of its being. Madeline Finn made her debut in 2018 with “Colerain Mansion” and steadily built up a collection of tunes that lead to her debut long player. Madeline plays the guitar and piano as well as composing her own work, which she now shares with the world and how grateful we are fore that.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!