Two-time Grammy nominee Madison Cunningham announces new album Revealer and is set for release on 9th September via Decca Records.
“Hospital is written from this sort of half awake, slightly drunken, on the cusp of a nervous breakdown perspective,” Cunningham explains. “I think ultimately it speaks to the impossible condition of being sedated with information and trying to hold onto your sanity.”
Revealer finds Cunningham working once again with Mike Elizondo (Twenty One Pilots, Gary Clark Jr.) as well as longtime producer and collaborator Tyler Chester and Tucker Martine (Neko Case, Sufjan Stevens).
“To me, ‘Revealer’ is the binding theme of the album,” says Cunningham. “The hand that slowly chips away at the mirror in which you see yourself and the world and replaces it with the reflection that is most true.” The album is full of confessions, intimations and hard truths—a self-portrait of a young artist who is full of doubt and uncertainty yet bursting with exciting ideas about music and life.
‘Hospital’ follows previously released album track ‘Anywhere’, both of which Cunningham performed live in her recent UK tour, which saw her play The Great Escape Festival as well as seven headline shows, including a sold out night at London’s Omeara. She returns to the UK to play Islington Assembly Hall on 29th November, following an extensive Autumn headline tour across the USA. Tickets are on sale today HERE.
The Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter is fresh off the heels of a successful 2021 which found her opening for Harry Styles at his sold-out Madison Square Garden shows, writing an original song ‘Broken Harvest’ for NPR Morning Edition’s Song Project and later performing the song on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”
Cunningham’s list of champions continues to grow including Harry Styles, John Mayer, Andrew Bird and Sara Bareilles. The artist first picked up a guitar at age seven, and by age twelve was singing and performing alongside her five siblings in church. By the age of fifteen, Cunningham realised songwriting was a passion she wanted to pursue, citing Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan as key inspirations.