A singer that doesn’t sound like someone else is a rare thing these days.
You want to root for the ambition of those who attract attention without even trying and choosing to defy the unwritten laws of music. Though a few of the tracks on Madison Beer’s sophomore album mirror a couple of well-known singers scrunched together, Silence Between Songs is an exciting offering with a lot of emotion.
New York-born, platinum-selling recording artist, songwriter, and producer Madison Beer began posting covers on YouTube in 2012. A year later, Madison achieved greatness when Justin Bieber shared a link to one of her videos on his Twitter feed. The rest is online history. Madison gained more followers and released her debut single, “Melodies,” in 2013, and she dropped her debut album, Life Support, in 2021. A decade after her debut, Madison Beer is ready to rack more accolades with Silence Between Songs, an album that feels more like her.
Far from a newcomer, Madison takes an expressive approach to each of her fourteen tracks. With a total of 44 minutes, Madison’s sophomore album has many strengths with very few shortcomings.
On tracks 1-5, Madison explores new terrain in songs like “Spinnin.” Despite some moments resonating like a Billie Eilish track, all five songs are sonically and narratively singular.
By the time I reached the track “Nothing Matters But You,” this is where I began to feel intimately involved in the lyrics blaring in my ears. With ambition and detail, in the latter half of Silence Between Songs, Madison Beer immediately distinguishes herself while challenging the norms of the first half. Her tone provides more vocal prowess while vividly sharing her relationship with music.
With her soft yet powerful voice, Madison Beer explores themes of growth, reflection, and a lonely heart. There is rhythm, conventional structure, and the emblem of vulnerable womanhood. Silence Between Songs is a framing device through which a casual observer/music lover can take an unguarded moment to peer at Madison’s life. Madison said, “I’ve learned so much about myself and my artistry on the journey of the last two years since my last record.”