CMU Approved

Approved: Oh Maddie

By | Published on Monday 30 April 2018

Oh Maddie

Following on from their debut single ‘Youth’, which was released in February, Oh Maddie return with the song from which they take their name. More of a blues-heavy stomper than their debut, it confirms that the duo are off to a very strong start.

Lyrically, vocalist Ben Rowntree draws on his experiences as an orphan adopted from Romania following the collapse of the Soviet Union. ‘Oh Maddie’ continues a tendency towards pessimism about the modern world. Rowntree explains that that song is about “doubting yourself and everything that’s good; doubting whether anything is even worth fighting, striving or bleeding for”.

It’s the first song taken from the duo’s debut EP, which is set for release on 25 May. You can also catch them live at St Pancras Old Church in London on 10 May.

Watch the video for ‘Oh Maddie’ here:

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