Platinum-selling duo Maddie & Tae released their brand new album aptly titled Through The Madness Vol. 1 on Friday, January 28th. Just like a breath of fresh air, the singer-songwriters prove that baring your soul through music never gets old.
The duo, comprised of Maddie Font and Taylor Kerr, has been open about their journey while chasing their musical dreams. After bursting onto the scene with the smash hit “Girl in a Country Song” and an album that followed, Font and Kerr parted ways with their label and faced uncertainty. They focused on their songwriting as they navigated career pressure and faulty relationships. Since then, Font and Kerr earned another No. 1 hit with “Die From a Broken Heart,” toured with Carrie Underwood, and released their album The Way It Feels in 2020. Now the duo, both married, have come into their own as women and are ready to share new music.
In today’s world, a song like “Madness” is as comforting as a track could get. Finding someone to say “I’ll love you through the madness” is all anyone could wish for. Both members of the group find themselves in loving relationships now, which can be felt in most of their writing. “Strangers” is another song that is bound to make someone long for love.
“There’s no way I found you on my own / ‘Cause loving you’s like breathing, don’t you know? How were we ever strangers? Seems crazy to me now / Haven’t I known you forever? / ‘Cause the thought of the days without you and all your love have all, but disappeared / I’ll never be convinced, baby, that you weren’t always here.”
This project exudes femininity because of the confident and vulnerable way in which they approach their writing. The up-tempo song “Woman You Got” comes from a place of being secure with oneself as they state confidently, “When it comes to loving you I’m never gonna stop, and that’s the kind of woman you got.” The equally as bold “Grown Man Cry” is aimed at a man who isn’t appreciative of what he has in front of him. The pair’s harmony and seamless vocal tones take the melody of this track to another level.
Everyone loves a song about heartbreak, but Font and Kerr take the track “The Other Side” to a place of higher ground. Written by Josh Kerr, Lori McKenna, and the duo, poignant lyrics such as “there’s wisdom in the waiting, and peace in the patience,” and “you’re close than you think to the other side,” will give their listeners that much-needed inspiration that everything will be alright. The pair hopes that this body of work will deepen the connection they already have with their fans as Font touched on in a press release saying, “What people don’t realize is – whomever you are – you have a friend! If you’re listening to these songs and feeling them. Tae and I, we’ve got you! We want to be a safe place to land, a place with hope and joy, and understanding. We feel you, and we want you to know you’re not alone in all of it.”
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