Maddie Jackway’s early days in music were spent learning guitar, teaching herself piano and composing songs in her bedroom in south-west Victoria. Known for her vocal prowess throughout her adolescence, Jackway is now making a name for herself as a songwriter to watch as she seamlessly intertwines memorable melodies with honest and thought-provoking lyrics that showcase the essence of being human in the 21st century. “I use songwriting to sing the secrets I wouldn’t dark speak”, she says.
Jackway was invited to collaborate on the 2020 Art and Industry Festival as a songwriter for the Song Series Project. She penned two original works inspired by the industry in the Melbourne western suburbs, with one being featured in a short film in the festival.
Her debut EP “What Is This Freedom?” is Jackway’s official entrance onto the scene. Influenced by elements of chromesthesia, Maddie describes the work as “a sonic exploration of the relationship between colour and emotion.”
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