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Madison Beer “Silence Between Songs” Album Review

Silence Between Songs

Madison Beer

  • Genre: Pop
  • Date: 15 Sep, 2023
  • Content: Not-explicit
  • Track(s): 14
  • ℗ 2023 Epic Records/Sing It Loud

Madison Beer exposes her soul in “Silence Between Songs.” The 24-year-old is no longer covering popular songs on her YouTube channel; instead, she is making her own. Beer’s latest work, which follows her memoir, “The Half of It,” shows the inner workings of her brain to a wider audience. Her second album, “Life Support,” differs from her debut in that it is slower-paced and converts most of her dance beats into theatrical ballads.

Madison Beer, being one of the most technical vocalists out there, absolutely enhances her skills. She lets out an occasional run on many of the tracks. There is never too much. Always lurking in the shadows. This is to ensure that it does not overshadow any of her meticulously designed compositions’ other structures. The delightfully subtle harmonies, on the other hand, appear to serve a greater purpose.

Album Cover Art

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Madison Beer, in her white outfit, can be seen in motion, running through a field and running both hands through the tall bushes, her hair swaying in the wind. She also captures her frame in a delicate manner that fits the carefree aesthetic of a happy girl having the time of her life.

Tracks and Features

“Spinnin,” the album’s opening tune, features bluesy guitar picking that immediately sets the tone for what’s to come. The singer displays a stunning vocal range that extends from a soft whisper to soaring strength. The tracks on this album are airy and expansive, as the album’s name might imply, giving her opportunity to express herself.

“Sweet Relief” begins with a pulsating bass beat, but not in the way you may anticipate. The song has a subtle, almost funky quality; it is a throwback to the ’70s with a calm demeanor. Although it’s one of the album’s more energetic songs, it’s still mellow in this situation. Then, “17” comes in with a funky sheen; a light guitar pick starts it off, followed by a jazzy rhythm.

The song “Ryder” is a tribute to Beer’s younger brother and their shared childhood, telling the story of “two kids caught in the crossfire.” It’s a moving and well-executed acoustic track. “Nothing Matters But You” goes much further back in time. It’s another track with a classical flavor and peaceful atmospherics. Beer amps up the melancholy harmonies of “I Wonder,” a carefree summer romp with a lovely vintage vibe. Her ability to produce powerful but nuanced vocals further adds to her mastery of her own vision as the album progresses.

“Showed Me (How I Fell In Love With You)” has a quiet cool with a definite drum rhythm that is locked in with the bass. Her vocals seem similar to Billie Eilish’s, yet the execution on the music is pretty different. It has an immediately catchy appeal and is one of the album’s highlights.

“Home To Another One” combines a vintage funk sound with a current pop vibe. Following a run of ballads and mid-tempo tunes, it ramps up the pace. Beer brings everything back down to earth for the piano ballad “Dangerous,” a magnificent and soaring piece of music with a classically cinematic orchestration. “Reckless” and the album’s title track both have an eclectic vitality that alternates between rhythmic and melodic alterations. The album comes to a close with the well-sung dramatic, classic-rock ballad “King Of Everything.”

Tracklist

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1 Spinnin 2:46
2 Sweet Relief 2:41
3 Envy the Leaves 3:19
4 17 3:36
5 Ryder 4:06
6 Nothing Matters But You 2:45
7 I Wonder 2:37
8 At Your Worst 2:58
9 Showed Me (How I Fell In Love With You) 3:15
10 Home To Another One 2:29
11 Dangerous 3:47
12 Reckless 3:23
13 Silence Between Songs 2:29
14 King Of Everything 4:28

Album Theme

On “Silence Between Songs,” Madison Beer provides her listeners a glimpse into her life as she delicately touches on heartbreak, tumultuous relationships, self-love/hate, and her tangled history with fame. A album with a message so authentically her that it virtually has no other means of conveying a bright yet rather melancholy future.

Production Credits

Fred Ball, James Francies, Leroy Clampitt, Madison Beer & One Love produced the album.

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