Madeleine Mayi - WHATEVER I DO
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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.

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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