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Madeleine Skye

Artist Statement

I write musical stories. Whether that be for film, for musicals, or just for me, every single song or piece of music that I write has to have a narrative. I’ve told stories about wizards, wolf men, sailors in the afterlife, a group of misfit ants, and my own life. All the narratives and characters my music as brought to life, deepens my connection to the art I create.

I wrote my first song when I was two years old, called “Squeak it Down.” It was a simple little ditty that didn’t have much meaning to it, but it got people to dance, so I’d consider that a win. My formal musical training began with piano lessons when I was seven, and I became hooked. I started taking songwriting more seriously when I was 11 and released an EP at thirteen with songs, all detailing stories of my own life. As I continued to write, my stories became more and more complex. My second EP, “Don’t Bite,” released in 2018, features “Mr. Wolf Man,” a song about a completely original werewolf character, having been released from prison, going out to clubs with a friend. It also features my first original instrumental piece, a prog rock foray called, “The Wizards’ March.” It uses themes to detail the journeys of the wizards of Middle Earth. 

Speaking of instrumentals, I discovered my love for film music at the age of 12 after watching “The Lord of the Rings.” I have been studying film scoring at the prestigious Berklee College of Music since 2019. Getting to compose and conduct my own music to picture has been a greatly rewarding experience.

Other projects I have embarked on over the years include a progressive rock concept album about a sea captain in the afterlife, a musical about ants, and several other narrative songs, all building up to an album I hope to release in the next year. No matter what I’m doing within the music industry in the future, I hope to be able to continue to tell stories with my music.

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