Nova Scotia-based singer-songwriter Maggie Andrew draws together a melange of influences in her lavish, innovative (s)alt-pop, fusing the likes of irreverent punk, melodic rap, simmering R&B, and fang-bearing indie rock.
On her latest electrifying single—the moody, rain-soaked “Come Clean“—Andrew bares her teeth again to send a vicious missive to someone she thought was a friend. Over brooding, loud-quiet-loud guitar (courtesy of Carleton Stone) and skittering hi-hats, the multi-faceted artist insists that she’s not sad—she’s fucking mad.
Andrew‘s dark dreams of grungy, cinematic alt-rock come true with the masterful Corey Lerue (producing, mixing, and mastering) behind the boards. Co-written with Rachel Kanner and Sam Balcom, “Come Clean” finds Andrew ready for a new season, slipping into the trappings of 2023’s feral girl fall.
Beyond songwriting and performing, the boundary-breaking hitmaker is a consummate 360 degree artist, acting as creative director and overseeing all aesthetic decisions for her work, including single and album art, photoshoot styling, and music video production. She has amassed over six million streams globally and been roundly recognized for her work, winning the SOCAN x Sirius XM Young Canadian Songwriters Award in 2021, and receiving a nomination as the African Canadian Artist of the Year ECMA (2023), and being a 2023 CBC Searchlight Top 10 Finalist. Andrew cut her teeth working a number of years in LA with artists and producers like Blackbear, Ash Riser (Kendrick Lamar, AB-Soul), Doc McKinney (The Weeknd, Drake), and YetiBeats (Doja Cat, SZA).