Madeline Kenney – Superficial Conversation [Video]
Oakland-based singer, songwriter, and producer Madeline Kenney released the first taste of her upcoming album, and I am very much looking forward to enjoying the entire collection of songs. “Superficial Conversation” has a beautifully bright and enchanting vibe yet with some darker undertones that keep the track grounded and real.
A search over glamglare showed that we had -indirectly- featured Madeline before, when she lent her gorgeous vocals to dream-pop band Trails and Wails’ “Happiness,” one of our #glamglarepicks of 2016. Sadly, we lost track of Madeline, but this luckily changed now. Madeline is gearing up to release her fully self-produced fourth full-length album A New Reality Mind, on July 28th via Carpark Records. “Superficial Conversation” is the first cut from the new 11-track album, and I started listening to her previous albums and fell in love with the 2020 Sucker’s Lunch, co-produced by Jenn Wasner (Flock of Dimes). This is an artist to watch and not lose sight of again.
Asked about the single, Madeline reveals:
“‘Superficial Conversation’ is my way of looking back at the ways I shrunk myself or ignored my own needs in favor of the needs and desires of others. While I wish I had acted differently, I want to be kind and forgiving to my past self and be able to grow and move forward with more power and love.”
Listen to “Superficial Conversation,” our Song Pick of the Day, and watch the super lovely video directed by Madeline herself, and choreographed by Jess Bozzo:
Photo Credit: James Boudreau