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Maddie Hamer ‘F*ck What We Had’ – A Glittering Break-Up Anthem

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Ella Squire

21.8.2020

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Ethereal vocals, empowering messages, and catchy pop tunes. Imagine: Zara Larsson meets Dua Lipa in a Fjord, then you’re not far off Maddie Hamer and her new release ‘F*ck What We Had’.

Maddie Hamer lays in a white bath filled with flowers

Who is Maddie Hamer?

Maddie grew up in Norway and learned to play the piano at 6 years old. By 11 years old, she was already performing live on stage and writing her own songs.

In 2017, Maddie moved to London to focus on her music career. She has since released two singles: ‘2 Busy 4 Ya’ in 2018, and ‘Alone’ in 2019, recorded at Dairy Studios Brixton. Both tracks received positive feedback from critics worldwide.

Writing music has always been a way for Maddie to express her emotions. She says:

“All my songs come from the heart. I want people to be able to recognise themselves in my music and use it as a way to heal, either by dancing & singing out loud or crying themselves to sleep. I want people to feel something whether it is happiness, sadness, love, or pain, and give the same gift music gave me while growing up and music was all I had.”

Maddie has been writing continuously over 2020, working with several professional producers. Her uplifting synth-pop sound channels her inner fire and she can’t wait to release her new tracks into the wild.

F*ck What We Had is the upcoming single from Maddie Hamer

‘F*ck What We Had’

Maddie Hamer’s newest release ‘F*ck What We Had’ is an ethereal break-up anthem. Loaded with shimmery synths and dreamy vocals soaked in reverb, the track is reminiscent of Robyn and Lykke Li. Maddie and her producer, Tom Williams, wrote and recorded the track in ten hours at Notting Hill’s Pirate Studios.

FWWH’ documents the raw emotions and pain during and after a break-up. Maddie reluctantly ended a very serious relationship with a guy which she thought was “the one”. 

“We have zero contact to this day and there is a lot I would love to tell him,” says Maddie. “I guess this track is the ‘farewell’ that I never really got to have with him. Writing this song was a way for me to move on with my life.”

The track narrates the aftermath of leaving someone you really loved and coming to terms with what happened. 

“A lot of people write songs about the pain of being in an unhappy relationship, but few people write about how you feel the months after leaving this person. I hope anyone with a broken heart can listen and use it to help them move on with their lives.”

‘F*ck What We Had’ will be released on the 25th of September.

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