April 2, 2021 10:56 am
As one season changes into the next, Madeline Kenney brings us the last music video off her surprise EP, Summer Quarter. The new video is for her track “Superstition” and displays a lavender colored portrait background, crumpling and billowing as it responds to its natural surroundings in front of cityscapes and vistas. The video was directed and realized by Derek Janzen and filmed in British Columbia.
More about the video here:
“Getting a video project off the ground has been increasingly challenging to navigate due to the tightening covid restrictions here in British Columbia over the past few months. Madeline and I have been talking about working on a project for a couple of years now and by the time it came to go ahead, the old ways of finding willing friends to feature or assist in a production became out of the question.
What I ended up settling on is somewhat of a response to my inability to safely interact with human subjects the way that I’m used to working. Instead of a photography backdrop serving as a companion to a human portrait of some kind, I wanted to see if there was something that could be said by making that object the focus of our attention. The hope is that the lack of a traditional subject reveals something through the altering of our expectations.”
– Derek Janzen (Director)
Stream/buy Madeline Kenney’s EP Summer Quarter here.
March 5, 2021 10:00 am
Madeline Kenney just released another video off of her surprise EP, Summer Quarter. This time it’s a lyric video for the titular track “Summer Quarter,” showing Kenney steering a sailboat as the sun begins to set over the water in Oakland, CA. The video was self-recorded, and allows viewers to take in the self-reflective and existential lyrics of the song while watching Kenney operate the ropes and bearings of the boat.
Summer Quarter is out now on digital platforms, along with limited-edition prints and music videos for “Wasted Time” and “Truth”.
Buy/Stream: Summer Quarter
Additionally, Madeline Kenney supervises a kindergarten pod and her students love death metal so naturally, they recorded a song together under the name Blood Fang. It is up on Bandcamp for one day only, March 5th, 2021 (Bandcamp Friday). All proceeds from the song will be donated to a local Oakland food bank. It’s a joyful and raw track that is definitely worth checking out.
Listen/purchase on Bandcamp: “Skull Tomatoes” by Blood Fang.
February 5, 2021 10:33 am
Madeline Kenney is back with another new music video off of her surprise EP, Summer Quarter. The video features a group of kids, with fits of joy and fascination, collaborating on an art project with Kenney. The video was self-recorded, and highlights the deeply reflective lyrics from the song, some specifically about growing out of and revisiting old phases.
Summer Quarter is out now on digital platforms, along with limited-edition prints and a music video for “Wasted Time” shot at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley.
January 22, 2021 10:06 am
On the heels of the release of her critically acclaimed album Sucker’s Lunch, Madeline Kenney returns today with a a glimmering and experimental EP titled Summer Quarter.
The EP is also Kenney’s first album that is completely self-produced. With touring cancelled following the release of Sucker’s Lunch, Kenney shifted focus to conducting a study of new sonic interests and experimental production, a rare opportunity that could only present itself as time slowed down.
The digital album is out now, along with limited-edition prints and a music video for “Wasted Time” shot at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley.
“In making this music video, something inherently hands on and collaborative, I wanted to make the process not only safe and comfortable for dancers amidst a pandemic, but also celebratory of their talents and a venue for them to move/ create/ express themselves in a way they may have not gotten the chance to do in a long time. We were super lucky to get let into the Greek Theatre to film, and using the drone made it easier to shoot the dancers safely. Wasted Time is about making art and finding the process of selling that art to be the thing that kills it, and how hard it can be to create under duress and urgency. The dancers seemed to fully embrace that theme and run with it, and I wanted the video to show them running (or improvising) with it.”
– Madeline Kenney
Watch: “Wasted Time” music video
Buy/Stream: Summer Quarter
August 25, 2020 10:33 am
Brand new music video from Madeline Kenney for her Sucker’s Lunch track called ‘Cut the Real’ is out today! It’s an awesome Rococo, one-woman-show & definitely worth your attention. The video premiered with an interview on The Line of Best Fit & explains her inspiration and thoughts behind the song.
Watch the video HERE
Order & listen to Sucker’s Lunch HERE