Pop artist, Madelyn Mandry first discovered she had a passion for music while attending high school in Texas. It was there that she began transforming her experiences with love and heartbreak into upbeat tracks and ballads.
Now a student at Belmont University in Nashville, Mandry is continuing to tell those relatable stories.
We recently chatted with Mandry about her debut EP ‘Midnight to Morning,’ her inspirations and more.
How did you first become interested in music?
I really just started in music when I was little for fun, and I fell in love with it. I became more heavily involved with it in highschool, this is when I decided I wanted to pursue music as a career.
Who did you listen to growing and do they have an influence on your sound today?
Growing up, I had a range of songs I listened to, I listened to a bunch of pop, such Tori Kelly and Alessia Cara. l also listened to artists like Amy Winehouse and Carol King.
You grew up in Texas. Did growing up there influence your music?
Honestly, it really didn’t. I tend to march to the beat of my own drum. I’m one of the only one of my friends that doesn’t like country music, which is super popular in the area I grew up.
What was the inspiration for your single “Mine”?
“Mine” was written about the doubts and fears that I was having in a relationship. It was originally written as an upbeat pop song. When I got into the studio, I slowed it down and made it a ballad.
What was the inspiration for the music video?
I honestly got inspiration from Lennon Stella’s video for “older than I am.” In her video, she made it just very simple like the song, I wanted the same concept.
Your EP “Midnight to Morning” was released in August. What was the writing process like for the EP?
The writing process for “Midnight to Morning” was honestly just me playing in my room after school. I would come home from a long day and just write songs about everything going on in my life at the time.
If you could set fans up in the perfect environment to listen to the EP what do you imagine it looking like?
I would tell fans to go drive around with their friends late at night and just listen to the EP. This is something me and my sister, Emma, would do growing up. It became our tradition and most summer nights would consist of a late night drive listening to our favorite artists.
How do you hope people feel when they listen to your music?
I would hope that fans can dance around and also cry to the EP. The way I wrote the EP, I intended it to be well rounded, with some upbeat pop songs and some soft ballads.
What can fans look forward to next?
I’m really hoping to lock into my style, and release some singles soon.
What is one quote that you have heard or that you go by that you want to ECHO out to the world?
One quote I really focus on and that helps me to make progress is, “A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your dream come true.” I love this quote because a lot of times a dream can feel really daunting and overwhelming, but taking little steps will help you achieve your dreams.