Queerty. “He told me, ‘If you put it out independently, it’s going to be a sh*tshow.’”Instead, her independently released debut is now available on all major streaming platforms in stunning Technicolor.Technicolor shines for the same reason that its creator does; the bright excitement of the visuals and pop flourishes are supported at their core by a hard-earned emotional fortitude.
Even the title track, with all its bombast and refrain, paints a picture of someone making the conscious decision of joy and aiming to spread it as best she can.Madison has always intended for the rainbow-drenched frontage of her music to act as a gateway to the deeper meaning, a technique that she’s appreciated since she was a child.“I’m very inspired by cartoons,” she notes. “As a child it’s bright and colorful and fun, and that’s kind of what hooks you in, but then you go back as an adult and you realize ‘Oh, there are all these deeper themes that I was subliminally getting.’ The empowerment that I learned from that in this kind of candy-coated shell–that’s the approach I take to pop music.”Indeed, there is an iceberg-underside story attached to the sparkling sound of the album.
It’s a story the singer refers to as “the fall and rise of Madison Rose.” It almost separates the album in two halves, from the darker beginning of tracks like “Lost My Mind (To The DJ)” to the synthy heights of “Better Off Alone.”“I describe it as ‘the fall and rise of Madison Rose’ because there was a big fall first.