New Music: Juliana Madrid

Photo / Ben Ruttner

Texas-based alternative singer-songwriter Juliana Madrid has released one of the catchiest indie songs of the week with ‘Peppermint’.

Still only 21-years old, this rising artist cites the likes of Fiona Apple, Patsy Cline, Elliot Smith and Brandon Flowers as key influences.

“In this song I wanted to convey all the feelings you can have from just a single moment. In this case – a brief interaction with an ex lover – how weird it can be to see someone out of the blue that you knew so well, now as a near stranger. You remember the love you shared, the little details about them you almost forgot. You kinda miss them but you don’t forget the chaos, the heartache, and everything else they put you through. With a sigh of relief, you acknowledge that your choice of not being in their life anymore was the best decision you could have made. So this interaction isn’t really a sad one – it’s reassuring.”

‘Peppermint’ features a stellar roster of talent – having been written by Madrid, Benjamin Ruttner (The Knocks), Simon Oscroft (Almost Monday, Naked and Famous) and Matthew Koma (Kelly Clarkson, 5SOS, Shania Twain).

The song was produced by Ruttner and Oscroft, and includes Matt Chamberlain (Lorde, Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, Zola Jesus) on drums.  

Juliana Madrid

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