Maddy Storm – Last Resort [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Pretty punchy pop.

Tell us a few things about your new song Last Resort. What is the main idea behind it?

The main meaning behind ‘Last Resort’ lyrically is highlighting the importance of putting yourself first. It’s making note of the realisation that it isn’t selfish to spend time on yourself and put your own well-being and healing as a priority.

Which is your most personal and honest lyric?

I recently release my mini-LP ‘Forced Extrovert’ and there’s a song on it called ‘Natural Disaster’ where the verse lyrics are “I want you to be excited for me/Today in the shower I could not breathe/In all honesty/I’m scared you won’t be proud.” This track ends the Mini-LP and encapsulates my anxiety around how me and my music are received, providing some self-reflection on the body of work as a whole.

Artists and people who have influenced and inspired you?

I have such a varied selection and I could write you a list of influences longer than my arm but I’m going to go with Kate Bush, Radiohead, Spill Tab, BANKS, The Beatles and my mum.

Does putting yourself first improve your happiness?

I think knowing when to put myself first improves my happiness. For me it’s all about balance, knowing when to pay attention to the needs of the people I love and when I need to prioritise my own wants and needs.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Don’t worry! You don’t peak in high school.

Which person is Your last resort?

I’d like for other people to answer that question. The subject of ‘Last Resort’ could be your old self, you last partner, your family member, your ex best friend. Who do you think of when you hear the song?

Thank you!

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