Maddisun finds that Home Is Where The Music Is on her multi-faceted and self-assured sophomore album — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
A 10-track record written entirely by the rising Canadian singer-songwriter and produced by the L.A.-based PSYSound team of Nick Noto and Chloe Chaidez, Home Is Where The Music Is stays true to Maddisun’s musical roots but adds touches of Americana, indie pop, country rock and more to the mix, making the most of her eclectic influences and artistic range.
“The thematic heart of this album is being at home in your mind and body,” Maddisun says. “For me, the concept of ‘home’ has become fuzzy as I’ve traveled outside and grown inside. When I lean into my music and connect to my art, I’m truly at home, no matter where in the world I am. This record reflects the moments, emotions, resilience, and awakenings in my journey.”
Home Is Where The Music Is marks the latest chapter in the Cranbook, B.C. native’s inspiring odyssey. Raised in a supportive and musical family, Maddisun displayed precocious artistic talents from her early childhood. She enrolled in dance and piano lessons while still in preschool and found her calling as a live performer even before reaching adolescence. With diverse musical influences such as Sheryl Crow, Maggie Rogers, Joni Mitchell and Phoebe Bridgers offering inspiration, Maddisun honed her skills in songwriting, live performance, and studio production in high school.
The budding artist then went to Europe for three years to immerse herself in music and cut her live-performance teeth — primarily in Ireland — in the lead-up to her 2020 debut album Self Reflections, which earned over 200,000 streams. The road to Home has also included three additional single releases, a social media shout-out from Heart’s Nancy Wilson for Maddisun’s cover of Magic Man, and a performance in Toronto at NXNE Fest 2022.
Beyond the empowering anthem Don’t Say No — which arrived as the album’s lead single earlier this year — the record features the aptly titled heartwarmer Home, the bold and exuberant Running, the mental health-minded Fading, the freedom-chasing Big Wave, the legacy-driven Too Long, the serendipitous and reflective On The Outside, the self love-infused True Me, the confident and strong Right, and the inspirational Glory Day (Over and Over).
“As an artist, you have to want discovery and recognition more than blood, and I do,” Maddisun says. “These songs are about being yourself and expressing that to the universe, taking chances, wearing your heart on your sleeve, and being fearless. That’s home. That’s where my music is.”
Maddisun will support the album with a music video for Running, along with several live shows — including performances in Vancouver (Sept. 3), a hometown album-release show in Cranbrook (Sept. 9), and Nelson (Sept. 10).
Listen to Home Is Where The Music Is and watch the lyric video for Don’t Say No above, sample more music from Maddisun below, and make yourself at home at her website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok.