So, let's see what happens when Madeleine Skye visits Section 36 Music!
I really enjoyed your single, “Mercédès”. What can you tell me about it?
"Mercédès" was a passion project of mine for like two years. I began writing it at the beginning of the pandemic about one of my favorite books, "The Count of Monte Cristo." The character Mercédès, at the beginning of the book, is engaged to Edmond Dantes, who is falsely imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. Fourteen years later, when he escapes, Edmond returns to Mercédès and chastises her for having remarried and she defends herself. I based my song on that scene. I got to orchestrate this song as well, for piano, a string quintet, guitar and bagpipes. Getting to record "Mercédès" was such a fun and rewarding experience and I'm so proud of the final product.
You spent last summer interning at Igloo Music. What was that experience like?
You are currently attending Berklee College of Music. What’s the biggest thing you can see Berklee doing for your career?
Berklee has been so helpful in shaping what I want to do with my career. Before I came in, I knew music theory, I knew how to write my own songs, and I knew that I wanted to study Film Scoring. Having gone through almost all of my time at Berklee, I've learned so much about music tech, musical theater writing, how I work in collaborative scenarios, etc. My time at Berklee has been so important in showing me how to expand my horizons as a musician, and I think that will make my career so much more fulfilling.
Who or what would you consider your biggest musical influences?
What would you say is your biggest career challenge?
I recognize that this industry is incredibly competitive and that there are so many talented people trying to break in. Social anxiety, for me, can definitely be a hindrance when it comes to getting myself heard, but it gets easier every day!
What are your immediate career goals?
I certainly hope that works out for her!
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