Norweigan pop singer Hedda Mae has her work cut out, having planned to release a trilogy of EP releases, the first of which is out October 16. From what we have heard thus far, each track of this ambitious endeavor showcases Mae’s knack for bubbly pop that’s sustained by her unwavering enthusiasm. From the 1970s funk tribute “Too Good To Be True”, the Paula Abdul-esque “Pride Before a Fall”, and the feel-good summertime anthem “What Do You Want From Me”, her gifting for this style is evident.
On her latest titled “Madness”, Mae takes her sound to the dancefloor (or wherever one goes in solitude these days). Supercharged with an infectious synth hook and glittery guitars, “Madness” is a disco anthem that questions the sparkling euphoria that comes with the territory. Mae puts to words the internal struggle of letting yourself get in the way of your happiness. She sings, “When you say hey / Imma take off.”
Speaking of the lyrics, Mae says:
“When someone suddenly becomes interested in you and gets really friendly, and you question yourself about where they’re really coming from. Because other people’s intentions often aren’t good, and you know you shouldn’t get involved really, but it can be difficult to keep yourself away.”
“Madness” was written by Mae following the early reopening of Norway (Mae lives in Bergen, while her producer Benjamin Giørtz lives in Oslo). Speaking on the session, Mae explains, “It’s a buzz to be finally able to do the thing you love again and that was probably where the bubbly, playful vibe in this song came from.”
“Madness” is the fourth and final track to her debut EP out on October 16. Keep track of her journey toward releasing three EP’s by following her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.