“It seems that Maggie Lindemann can’t be stopped, but even she admits that in the midst of all the successes have been bouts of sadness and hurt. Her new single, “Would I,” explores these feelings both lyrically and sonically. Lindemann explains this particularly rough period of her life to PAPER in a sincere interview that also previews the bright future to come.” – PAPER MAGAZINE
After over 700 million career streams to date, rising alterna-pop icon Maggie Lindemann opens up and bares all in her new track, “Would I,” premiering on PAPER Magazine.
From the opening moments of the track, we’re greeted with a somber guitar riff layered against Maggie’s brooding vocals, as she walks us through a narrative that pieces together her experiences with mental health issues while navigating the fast paced lifestyle of Los Angeles.
She explained- “Would I” is about the inner struggles you face when dealing with mental illness, mine being depression for this song. Not feeling good enough, not feeling like you deserve love or happiness. Struggling with how to find yourself and trying to find happiness in substances. Going out every night to forget real life or even forget your name. It’s just about feeling hopeless and wanting a way out. I want people to realize mental health IS very serious. People need to stop being so hard on each other and start loving on each other.”
Maggie, who suffers from depression and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder as a teenager, hopes that by opening up about her struggles, it will help others who are going through the same thing. She told PAPER – “singing helps so much, and writing it down and being in a room and getting those feelings out, it definitely does help a lot. That’s what I hope for for other people, too.”
“Would I” follows the release of her song, “Human”- another dark alterna pop cut that had an accompanying video inspired by the character of Lydia from Beetlejuice. Maggie, who recently opened for Khalid in Japan, has spent the last few months in the studio perfecting her elegantly crafted modernist pop.
Maggie made a huge breakthrough with ‘Pretty Girl’ which became one of the world’s biggest selling singles of 2017. Maggie’s appeal has a global reach, and also has Platinum and Gold records not only in her home country of the United States, but also in key territories including and Australia, Germany and Norway. Maggie has been tipped by Vogue, People, NYLON, Cosmopolitan and others, and her immense popularity is underlined with 3.1 million followers at Instagram.