Maddy Davis has released her 6-track debut EP, MUD, a coming of age project channeling raw and empathic indie rock through a pop lens. Throughout the EP, Davis effortlessly brings an addictive, nostalgic feeling to the forefront of her storytelling, inviting listeners into a world that anyone who has experienced life as a “20-something” will relate to. Named after her own childhood nickname, MUD chronicles different stages of Davis’ coming of age and serves as the perfect introduction to who she is as both an individual and an artist. Listen to it now below.
On the inspiration behind her debut EP, Davis explains, “At the beginning of the pandemic, I found myself, like so many others, stuck in my hometown reflecting on who I’ve become and who I want to be. With MUD, I’m completely transparent. I wanted this project to serve as an open book to the public eye. I chose vulnerability when crafting this project, knocking down all of my walls – ones that I might not have even realized I was keeping up until I started putting pen to paper.“
The EP consists of Davis’ highly praised single “Middle Kid,” a self-diss track which Ones To Watch says “forges a bold sonic path for the beginning of a captivating discography.” It also consists of fan-favorite track “Sally! I Met A Boy,” a tastefully chaotic, indie pop/punk anthem exploring falling in love with the wrong people. The final single before the EP’s release, “If You Wrote Me A Song,” is a personal lament containing real messages from a past lover that will be out on 9/15 (Pre-Save here). The project is made complete with “Don’t Be A Stranger,” “You Still Send Me Beats Though,” and concludes with the project’s focus track “Kinda Thought”, a somber telling of losing someone in your life who you thought would always be there.
Davis’ fans gravitate towards genre-defying acts like Roy Blair, Junior Varsity and Wallows, all artists who have solidified their place as pioneers of the exciting alt pop and indie rock mash. It’s not a coincidence that her listeners are drawn to those who have skyrocketed to global fame over the past few years; her edge is a crisp blend of sweet and sour, and MUD is the first full taste of the promising young artist’s next chapter as she showcases her authenticity and claims her rightful place as an artist to be on the lookout moving forward.