Maddie Zahm first gained popularity through her stint on season 19 of American Idol. Though the Boise native didn’t win, she gained a large following after the show ended. Since then, Maddie Zahm has released plenty of original pop music, complete with moving lyrics and delicate vocals. Her upcoming EP, “You Might Not Like Her” releases this August.
The Hardest Song She’s Ever Written
In February, Maddie released her single, “Fat Funny Friend”. The track is a stripped-back, vulnerable commentary on society’s expectations. She chillingly sings, “They can’t relate to how – / I’ve drawn out in Sharpie where I’d take the scissors / If that’s what it’d took for me to look in the mirror / I’ve done every diet to make me look thinner / So why do I still feel so goddamn inferior?” Originally, the heartbreaking song was posted to her TikTok account, which has amassed more than 800,000 followers. Maddie posted the track without plans of releasing it, but fans related so well that she decided to. Though she calls it the “hardest song I’ve ever written,” her fans are in large support.
Maddie Zahm’s Nostalgia
Maddie Zahm also dropped “You Might Not Like Her” this month which is also the name of her forthcoming EP. This new track is both comforting and nostalgic. Maddie sings carefully over a slow pop beat, reminiscing on her childhood and younger insecurities. Ultimately, she finds comfort and peace, as well as wishes she could tell her younger self. She sings, “Someday, you’ll learn to keep your own secrets / Say you’re doing okay and really mean it.” The song is accompanied by a music video, which shows Maddie talking to her younger self as flashbacks roll past.
More from the Young Artist
Maddie’s vulnerability, honesty, and raw talent are one-of-a-kind. Her sincerity absolutely draws fans to her and her music, which makes her a wonderful Music Daily Discovery. The young pop artist is set to release “You Might Not Like Her EP” on August 12th, and fans can’t wait.
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