Madeleine Mayi - WHATEVER I DO
posted 30 Nov 2018 by Krister Axel
This one might make you want to give that old love one more shot.

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The rock mojo here is working while Madeleine Mayi’s comfortable contralto simmers with a poised ennui that creates a beautiful sense of longing. WHATEVER I DO, from her new EP shy, is a powerful statement about the two-way street of being in a relationship.

There’s an element of tough love; and honest, sugar-free observation:

“I don’t mention it to you
how your smile is
frozen like a photograph”— Madeleine Mayi

The heightened energy, the sudden side-shift, and the way her vocal rises to the moment effortlessly; along with the live drums, and the addition of the heavy electric guitar, it’s a testament to the power of human emotion.

This one might make you want to give that old love one more shot.

Madeleine Mayi is a singer and songwriter currently located in Los Angeles. This song is featured on our Roots Collection playlist.

About the Author


Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.

Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist