New Jersey born, LA based artist, Maddy Davis has released her new single, “Would U Object?” today. Taken from her upcoming EP, the co-written/co-produced track tells the true story of Davis asking a recent ex if they would forever object to her falling in love and moving on. Opening with honest lyrics “If you saw me walking down the aisle with somebody else, would you object?” The verse describes a cinematic moment, seen in all too many rom coms as the protagonist makes one last attempt at the one that got away.
Speaking on the inspiration behind the single, Davis explains, “I wrote ‘Would U Object?’ about a hypothetical scenario in which a past lover of mine shows up to my wedding and screams “OBJECT!” to prevent me from marrying someone else. I wanted the song to feel cinematic. It’s a story from start to finish, but it’s also quite an obvious hopeless romantic cry-for-help, enabling my ex a chance to ruin my life one more time in the name of love. Would you fight for me? Would you take that final risk to prevent me from making a wrong decision? Would you object?”
Today, Maddy also announced her next project Would You Object for a Happier Life? and the next single, a sister to today’s release titled “Happy Life” which will drop next Wednesday July 26th. As she describes, “I wrote this during my first heartbreak; my first time experiencing the agony of adulthood that comes with losing someone so good to a life that feels so painful and monotonous without them.”
Exploring and emulating imperfection is the heart of Maddy Davis’ art. Throughout her debut 2022 EP MUD, and continuing on through this release, are her angst-ridden intonations, and the rawness of Davis’ lyrics make them universally relatable. Listeners will hear intentional distortion, timing delays, and other imperfections that you wouldn’t necessarily hear in a traditional pop, rock or punk song.
“All the songs on Would You Object for a Happier Life? were written during my second half of college, and tackle the next set of obstacles that we face entering adulthood. This project dives into my hopes for my future while accepting the concept of maturity. This project is really inspired by the looming prospect of “settling down”, and the complexity of relationships. The writing feels much more mature, yet still nurtures the same imaginative childlike essence of my last project. Despite technically being an adult, I still feel so far from the chapter of my life where people get married, buy their first homes, relocate to the suburbs, etc. So instead of actually experiencing the settling down, I wrote about it; making it feel a little less scary.”