Welcome, everyone! Before jumping into that topic, let me introduce you to today’s featured artist Magdalia and her latest single Fault Lines. Tracing the difficulties and turbulence of relationships as well as mankind’s burden–and with a voice to vanquish gravity, ‘Fault Lines’, unforgettable pop anthem style, lingers long after its end.
This combination of powerhouse vocals with addictive, crafted beats give Magdalia songs substance. She says her own life provides the flashpoints and windows into which she weaves emotions that contribute to produce a catchy song people will find rewarding to listen to over and over again. Her stage name, was taken from her grandmother’s middle name ‘Magdala,’ not only has a familial touch; it has also got something unique to offer.
Finding the way in a digital world of biggest challenges navigating the music industry has been how to find an honest voice, amid so much artifice. But, Magdalia will continue now to bring real music of the heart from her street singing days to share with an uncorrupted audience.
Her message echoes with a simple yet beautiful ‘thanks’ on behalf of everyone who has been involved in this musical journey.
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What is your stage name
Is there a story behind your stage name?
It was inspired by my grandmother’s middle name ‘Magdala’ which is also a mine in Victoria, Australia. I added the ‘i’ to make it my own and give it a bit of flair.
Where do you find inspiration?
Usually from my personal life. I find it quite difficult to write about things I haven’t experienced so I tend to stick to what I know and what I’ve been through, there’s always new material!
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
Some of my earliest memories involve listening and watching concert DVDs that my dad had, like the Bee Gees and Neil Diamond. I was always interested with how the artists interacted with their audience and how they put on a show. I started singing when I was 8 years old and haven’t stopped since. It was a way for me to express myself when I felt shy.
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
My parents don’t play any instruments but they are very invested in the music that they like which makes them incredibly supportive of my endeavours. Other members of my extended family are quite musical.
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
The first real album I was obsessed with was ‘Innocent Eyes’ by Delta Goodrem, I loved her voice and the way she wrote her lyrics. When I started to learn to sing I was really into Taylor Swift (still am) and she was all I wanted to sing.
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
I started to learn classically in school. I took private lessons from the age of 8 and started to grow my contemporary side when I was about 13. The way I learnt was very traditional – sheet music, scales, theory and exams, but I wouldn’t change it.
What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
I’m pretty sure it was Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream tour in 2011. It was amazing. I loved the stagecraft and energy she put into the show and I’ll never forget it.
How could you describe your music?
A marriage between Florence & the Machine and Taylor Swift. Big vocals and heartfelt lyrics.
Describe your creative process.
For my most recent song, I actually don’t remember the process, it kind of just happened. But usually I’ll have a lyrical idea first and will then work out the chords that match. After that I try to find some reference songs to send to my producer and go from there.
What is your main inspiration?
My main inspiration is my own life and the influences of the music that I listen to. I love big, pop songs so I hope that comes across with ‘Fault Lines’
What musician do you admire most and why?
I have a few but my main two are Florence & the Machine and Taylor Swift. I love how they tell stories through their music with such poetic lyrics and catchy tunes.
Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
I hope so! I definitely started my songwriting with mainly ballads and slower songs and recently with my past few releases have tried to move towards a bit more of an upbeat vibe.
Who do you see as your main competitor?
I think there’s enough room in the world for all of us. Obviously I’m human so I compare myself to others sometimes but I try not to see anyone as a competitor, rather someone to support and maybe work with in the future!
What are your interests outside of music?
I love to read and craft things. My favourite thing to do is watch a tv show and make something with my hands, it’s very relaxing.
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
I’m also singing teacher by day so I would likely still be doing that. If I’d never started singing I like to think I’d still be doing something creative.
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
I think overall it can be very confusing knowing what to do and how to be yourself, especially online. I’m quite introverted so I find this particularly difficult.
If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
Probably all the fake Spotify marketing schemes and bots!
Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
‘Fault Lines’ had been coming up in my writing quite regularly at the time so when I was writing this, it seemed to fit perfectly and I knew it should be the title.
What are your plans for the coming months?
I have a couple of singles lined up for release and hopefully there will be an EP sometime later in 2024!
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans?
I will be releasing my first song with another artist early next year which is very exciting!
What message would you like to give to your fans?
Just a big thank you to anyone who has taken the time to stream ‘Fault Lines’ and let me know what they think. I really appreciate all the kind words and messages!