By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief
Pacific Palisades native Madi Rindge, a singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, dropped her latest single, “Lucky,” on Thursday, July 30.
In the song, Rindge highlights the struggles of social distancing while trying to ignite a new romance.
“‘Lucky’ is one of the first songs I wrote during the pandemic,” Rindge explained. “I’m especially excited about this song because it feels like a time stamp in my history. Although while I was writing it, I wasn’t thinking about anything other than trying to understand what was happening in this budding ‘quarantine’ relationship and how to go about not physically being with this person.”
Rindge explained that she has been watching to see how social distance measures have shifted the way that people interact with each other, relying heavily on the internet to connect.
“Still, I think we can all agree that hugs are so underrated,” she shared.
When the Palisadian-Post last checked in with Rindge, it was April 2019 and she was debuting her self-produced single titled “7.13,” mastered by Capitol Records.
“Since April 2019, I’ve been doing a lot of live performing, about four to five nights per week, around LA—up until the pandemic shut everything down, of course,” Rindge shared. “Most of my time was filled with preparing for and traveling to and from gigs, which is something I miss a lot, especially now.”
In addition to performing, Rindge explained that she has been writing and producing new material, as well as finishing up songs that are going to be released on an EP this fall called “Island.”
“With the pandemic completely wiping out all live performance opportunities it has definitely been a strange and tough adjustment, but I have shifted how I spend my time creating,” she shared. “At first I was a little lost in how to allocate my time but as soon as I found a rhythm for myself, I started creating more than I had been in a long time.”
She explained that it felt like she had “all the time in the world” to write, play music, produce, read, meditate, catch up with friends via FaceTime and to be in nature.
“The pandemic has allowed me to enjoy my time differently and I’m very grateful for that,” she said.
Rindge was born into the world of music: Her father, Charlie Bisharat, a Grammy Award-winning violinist, introduced her to the whirlwind world of tours, studio recording sessions and awards ceremonies. She was classically trained in piano since the age of 3, writing and performing original songs by the time she was in middle school.
Rindge graduated from Palisades Charter High School in 2011 and enrolled at New York University where she studied music business, simultaneously refining her personal song writing.
For more information, visit madirindgemusic.com.
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