Today Madison Beer releases her highly anticipated debut album, Life Support, nine years to the day since her first post on YouTube. Candid, audacious and sonically eclectic, Life Support is a strong personal and artistic statement from a self-made star who refuses to play by pop’s usual rules. It sees Madison where she thrives – commanding creative control through writing her own songs, producing and creating her own visuals.
Expressing and inspiring a rollercoaster of emotionsthrough spellbinding vocals over a broad-ranging sound-bed reflective of Madison’s own diverse musical tastes, Life Support is experimental, honest and ardent. The album explores mental health, the dizzying highs and rock-bottom lows of toxic relationships and the atypical life that Madison has led since famously being discovered on YouTube at age 12.
“Writing songs is like therapy for me.” says Madison. “That’s why this album is called Life Support. It helped me get rid of the darkness and see the light. My inspirations sonically are really diverse. I guess I’m not an easy artist to pigeonhole, and a lot of these songs are like nothing I’ve ever attempted before. All of me is laid bare on this album; it’s been a really fulfilling experience to create something that feels so true to myself. Making music taught me a safe way of being vulnerable. It forced me to put my feelings into words, to hold a mirror up to myself and translate that into something tangible. There was a time in my life where the promise of going to the studio was the only thing getting me out of bed in the morning. I’m not exaggerating when I say it’s my lifeline. I can put something into a song and then let it go, send it out into the world. When fans tell me I’ve put a voice to something they’ve been feeling, it’s as affirming for me as it is for them.”
Alongside previously released singles “Good In Goodbye”, “Selfish”, “Baby” and “BOYSHIT” (which have a combined stream count of over 500 million), Life Support highlights includethe melodramatic, shape-shifting “Default”; the otherworldly “Homesick” with its Rick and Morty sample (an homage to Madison’s favorite TV show); The Matrix-inspired “Follow The White Rabbit” set to throbbing bass, tolling bells and twanging guitar; and the country-tinged album closer “Everything Happens For A Reason” – a last look back before moving on. Madison will be performing “BOYSHIT” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on March 1st.
Madison will perform the album in full for the first time at Madison Beer Presents: LIFE SUPPORT IN CONCERT – a fully stylized, globally streamed concert which Madison has developed in partnership with Headliner. The innovative concert will take place at www.headliner.live on March 6th and 7th across five time zones (see below for full schedule). Tickets are available to purchase now here.
Stream Life Support now!