Enchanting singer, songwriter, and producer Madison McFerrin unveils her latest self-produced single “God Herself,” complemented by a celestial music video directed by Sam Cannon.
Featuring guest vocals from J. Hoard and Melissa McMillan, “God Herself” is the third single from the fiercely autonomous artist’s eagerly awaited self-released debut album, I Hope You Can Forgive Me, due out May 12. Madison’s I Hope You Can Forgive Me North American tour begins May 20, with tickets available HERE:
Debuting fittingly during Women’s History Month, “God Herself” radiates divine feminine energy and seductive vocal prowess. The women-led and directed video pays homage to goddesses Isis, Yemaya, and Hathor, showcasing Madison elegantly clad in garments by female designers.
Positioned within a cave-like setting, Madison is framed by a stone arch against a backdrop of shifting, dreamlike light, highlighting her crystalline voice. Initially unsure of the song’s direction, Madison let go of her preconceived notions and allowed “God Herself” to develop organically, resulting in its rich melodies and harmonies. The track’s vocal texture harks back to Madison’s early a cappella experiments, reflecting themes of self-confidence, authenticity, and unapologetic style.
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Regarding “God Herself,” Madison says:
“Sometimes the stars align and you end up writing what is possibly the best song you’ve ever written. That’s exactly what happened with “God Herself.” Every idea I heard in my head came flowing out into a luscious landscape, creating a self-empowerment bop. Since I started my solo career with a cappella music, I would be remiss to not honor that element of my roots on my debut album. I hope that everyone who hears it feels like a strong, uplifted, bonafide bad bitch. Collaborating with Sam Cannon on this video was an absolute dream! We worked with a team led by and mostly made up of women – you could feel the energy of empowerment in the room. We wanted to create an ethereal, other-worldly environment that could match the vibe of the song. I’m so grateful that we were able to come together and make such a beautiful piece of work.”
I HOPE YOU CAN FORGIVE ME TOUR DATES
- May 20 – Artyard, Frenchtown, NJ
- June 1 – Zebulon, Los Angeles, CA
- June 2 – The Independent, San Francisco, CA
- June 4 – Hult Center, Eugene, OR
- June 5 – Doug Fir, Portland, OR
- June 13 – Sleeping Village, Chicago, IL
- June 15 – Rambling House, Columbus, OH
- June 22 — Songbyrd, Washington D.C
- June 23 – Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
- June 24 – Love, Velma, Ellenville, NY
- June 25 – The Falcon, Marlboro, NY
- June 29 – Elsewhere Zone One, Brooklyn, NY
INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES
- July 9 – North Sea Jazz Fest, NL
- August 10 – 13 – We Out Here Fest, UK