Blending the lines of roots, Americana, outlaw country and soul, Montana-based singer-songwriter Madeline Hawthorne is ready to re-introduce herself as a solo artist with the release of her electrifying single, “Boots.”
In addition to releasing the first single from her coming debut, the award-winning performer has also shared an official video for “Boots.” Shot in the midst of quarantine, the music video chronicles a COVID-style dance party at Hawthorne’s Montana home. After boredom strikes, Hawthorne comes across her “Boots,” inspiring her to make the best of a snowy evening quarantined with her husband. Inspired by her trusty toots and a little liquid courage, the roots-rock anthem is an upbeat and unapologetic declaration of the belief in oneself.
“‘Boots’ is my introduction to the world as a solo artist,” Hawthorne shares. “The way the intro is stripped down to a guitar and my vocals, as well as the message of the song discussing women in the world and in the music industry, felt like a good representation of where I am as an artist today.” On the video, Hawthorne continues, “it’s a playful and lighthearted reminder to never take yourself too seriously, even if you take your career and your music seriously, and ultimately aims to bring a smile to your face.”
Coinciding with today’s release of “Boots,” Hawthorne has announced the release date of her debut solo album, also entitled Boots, co-produced by Brad Parsons and Fruition’s Tyler Thompson. Between balancing societal expectations, her longtime band (The Hawthorne Roots) going separate ways and COVID-19 leaving her uncertain, Hawthorne ultimately found her way to penning her first solo collection through the deep belief and trust in herself. Her leap of faith culminated in penning her most authentic, bold, honest and ambitious collection yet.