Hey there, it’s Madison Beer. I hope you’re doing well. I have a crazy story to share with you today. So, I was on a Zoom call recently, just chatting away, when all of a sudden, a recording of my own voice starts playing. Can you believe it? I couldn’t. I mean, I just clicked one button, and now my voice is playing on its own. Talk about confusing!
Now, let’s backtrack a bit. I’m sure you’re wondering why I was working on a self-tape when I’m known as a pop singer, not an actor. Well, it’s interesting how things unfold in life. You see, I’ve been in the music business for over a decade now – yes, since I was a child pop star and viral sensation. Back when I was just 13, Justin Bieber himself discovered me and things took off from there.
Fast forward to today, and I’ve released an album, an EP, and numerous singles, all showcasing my radio-ready pop vocals. But guess what? I’m about to release my second album, Silence Between Songs. It’s a project that holds a lot of meaning for me, and that’s why I was working on a self-tape. Sometimes you have to explore different creative outlets to express yourself fully.
So, picture this – I’m lounging on my bed at home in sunny Los Angeles, all cozy with a stack of pillows behind me, and my laptop on my lap. I’ve just woken up, but I’m still looking put together in my oversized sweater that boldly says “EXCUSE ME!” across the front. My hair cascades down my shoulders, perfectly framing the slogan on my chest.
Now, let’s go back to where it all began. It was the comb-over era of Justin Bieber, and he tweeted a link to a video of me singing Etta James’s “At Last”. Can you believe that? I was only 13 years old! Bieber, the superstar himself, recognizing my talent and calling me a “future star”. That moment changed my life forever, and soon enough, I signed with Island Records and became part of Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun’s roster.
With the support of my amazing mother, Tracie, who put her interior design career on hold to help navigate the music industry, I became a rising star. It was an exciting time for pop music, with hits like “Call Me Maybe” and “Starships” dominating the airwaves. And just imagine this – for my 14th birthday, Bieber surprised me by bringing me on stage at the O2 Arena in London and singing happy birthday to me in front of a massive crowd. It was surreal.
But as time went on, I started feeling trapped by the “Disney queen” image that was thrust upon me. So, I made the decision to go independent after three years with Island Records. I wanted to explore different genres and find my own sound. I collaborated with DJs Jax Jones and Martin Solveig, tried my hand at R&B, and even launched my own makeup line with Morphe. It was all part of my journey to express myself authentically.
Unfortunately, fame came at a price. When I was just 16, private and intimate photos of me were leaked online without my consent. That whole experience was absolutely devastating, and the hate that followed was relentless. It took a toll on my mental health, and I even contemplated suicide. It was a dark and lonely time for me, feeling like no one could truly understand what I was going through.
That brings us to where I am now, on the verge of releasing my second album, Silence Between Songs. This album is a cathartic experience for me, a way to confront the emotions and struggles I’ve faced over the past decade. It’s a departure from the catchy bubblegum pop I was known for, and it’s more aligned with the vulnerable and introspective style of Lana Del Rey in her Born To Die era.
So, there you have it – the journey of Madison Beer, from a young girl recording covers in her bedroom to a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. It hasn’t been an easy road, but I’ve grown so much as an artist and as a person. I’m grateful for every experience, both the highs and the lows, because they’ve shaped me into the artist I am today.
I hope you’ll join me on this next chapter of my musical journey. Let’s embrace the “Silence Between Songs” and discover the raw and authentic Madison Beer together. Thank you for being part of my story.
A difficult task for critics to decipher. When her debut studio album Life Support was released in 2021, Dani Blum, a writer for Pitchfork, labeled it as “ambitious yet shallow,” insinuating that Beer was determined to prove herself as a serious musician. Initially, it took some time for people to recognize Beer as an artist. She was often referred to as a “social media star” before being acknowledged as a musician (probably due to her staggering number of Instagram followers, which currently stands at 37 million). But does Beer feel like she is not taken seriously? “Yes, I mean, by the general public,” she sighs. However, she seems to have moved past it now. “But honestly, I don’t think it matters to me anymore because I have accepted it,” she explains. Despite her previous work, Silence Between Songs feels more honest and revealing than anything she has done before.
In her song “King of Everything,” Beer confronts a powerful man who has taken advantage of young individuals, expressing her hope that he receives what he deserves. She explains, “I wanted to write a song about powerful men I have encountered firsthand – those who believe they are at the pinnacle of the world when, in reality, they sleep alone and have no one to turn to. It’s just sad.” Moreover, Beer is an ardent music enthusiast. She is fascinated by The Beatles (expressing her fear that if she ever met Paul McCartney, she might not make it out alive). On her album, she draws inspiration from a variety of artists, including The Beach Boys, Tame Impala, and Lana Del Rey. For instance, “Home To Another One” blends bouncy synths with Tame Impala-esque influences, while “Nothing Matters” channels Del Rey’s style, evoking a sense of an orchestral love song suitable for a Disney princess movie.
In the song “Ryder,” Beer searches for a different kind of justice. Apologizing to her younger brother, Ryder, who is three years her junior, she softly sings, “I always left you out, you still love me somehow, you just wanted a friend, didn’t know it then.” Throughout their upbringing, Beer’s fame often cast a lengthy shadow, obscuring Ryder’s presence. Beer states that this song is the most “sacred” on the album, explaining, “I had a genuine apology to offer [Ryder], and I felt that he deserved to hear everything I had to say.” She adjusts herself more comfortably under her duvet and adds, “But I believe he also found peace in it. I think it means a lot to have someone acknowledge the things you have gone through.”
Recently, Beer has become more open about her experiences. Her memoir, titled The Half of It, was released in April and chronicles her journey from getting signed to discovering that nude photos of her were being circulated online. Each chapter of the memoir contains journaling prompts and mental health advice that Beer has acquired throughout her life. She expresses her hope that the readers gain a greater sense of empathy towards one another. In comparison to individuals like Pamela Anderson or Paris Hilton, both of whom have recently released memoirs discussing years of mistreatment by Hollywood and the mainstream media, Beer chose to release hers at an earlier stage. “People have seriously misunderstood my character and who I am as an individual,” she confides. “I have been unfairly judged, and it is a terrible feeling. It is disheartening to realize that the girl they talk about doesn’t actually exist. I wanted readers to put down my book and reconsider the numerous people they have misjudged.”
Does Beer feel like she was forced to grow up too quickly? “Absolutely,” she responds instinctively. “I have been working since the age of 12, and that is far from normal. In many ways, I was rushed into adulthood because of my industry involvement… Now, I’m like, ‘poof!’ Just like that, I’m 24 years old, but mentally, I still feel like I’m 19 or 20. Sometimes, it truly baffles me.”
Title: Madison Beer’s Connection with Fans: Beyond the Music
In a recent Instagram Stories clip, Madison Beer’s emotional connection with her fans becomes evident. As she listens to her latest album, Silence Between Songs, for the first time with her devoted followers, the scene exudes a profound sentiment. Some shed tears while embracing each other, while others gaze into the distance, seemingly contemplating life’s intricacies. In this blog post, we explore the unwavering bond between Madison and her fans, transcending mere popularity and establishing a genuine connection that has stood the test of time.
Growing Up Together:
Madison Beer’s journey in the music industry has been a frenzied whirlwind, leaving little room for stopping to savor life’s simple pleasures. As she aptly sings, “All my life, I never had the chance to stop and smell the flowers.” The pressure to mature prematurely due to her involvement in the industry was immense. However, Madison’s fans have been witness to her growth, supporting her every step of the way. Fans who have followed her from the early years, even participating in group chats, have become an integral part of her artistic journey.
The Abandonment of Popularity:
Amidst the bright lights and the allure of fame, Madison Beer has made it clear that her fans take precedence over everything else. The clamor for public recognition or validation has lost its significance long ago. It is not the “general public” that Madison seeks to impress, but rather the fans who have embraced her as a true artist. The love and passion for her music that exist within this resolute fan base outweigh any external judgment or doubters.
Seriousness and Authenticity:
Madison acknowledges that there are those who might dismiss her as “not a real artist.” However, it is her unwavering belief in her fans’ loyalty, their genuine appreciation for her craft, and their commitment to attending her performances and touring that fuel her artistic drive. The number of individuals who truly take her music seriously far outweighs those who cast doubt upon her abilities. Madison remains unfazed by the cynics, knowing that her true supporters will always be there by her side.
Madison Beer’s recent album release, Silence Between Songs, serves as a testament to her artistic growth and the evolving bond she shares with her fans. Her maturity as an individual resonates through her music, and her fans have been there to witness her transformation. Madison’s prioritization of her fans over public opinion demonstrates her authenticity and unwavering dedication to her craft. As we delve into the soulful melodies and heartfelt lyrics of Silence Between Songs, let us appreciate the deep connection that Madison Beer fosters with her fans, transcending the boundaries of popularity and establishing a bond rooted in mutual admiration and support.