Indie Folk Artist Madison McCreary Releases Album 'Time + Tide'

The recently released album explores themes of growing pains, change, love, and more.


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Alternative folk artist Madison McCreary recently launched her 9-track album "Time and Tide". The album was officially dropped on April 30th and is now available on all streaming platforms. The record touches upon themes of dating, friendships, restlessness, and the complicated emotions that arise while being home for the holidays. A misty, nostalgic tone fuses with story-driven lyrics and female-powered harmonies to create the dreamy release that is "Time and Tide".

"Time + Tide is a window into my head and heart. It moves through the months of the year, capturing the tension between the desire to stay rooted and roam free. I hope my music creates the same nostalgic feeling as rediscovering an old folded-up note in your back pocket."

Each track on the album is either named after a month or has a month hidden in its meaning or lyrics, reiterating the theme of time. McCreary's lyrics ebb and flow through phases of growth in her life and the lives of her loved ones. Crisp harmonies and smooth rhythms play into elements of beauty and nature, representing time and gravity affecting the tides of life. The opening track "January" considers the fear and risk associated with being vulnerable and diving into something new - whether it be a new year, a new relationship, or a new job. The record is concluded with track 9, "December," which warmly embraces the listener in the sentiment: home is not a place, it is the people we love. The album's instrumentation floats from being homey and grounded to being fairy-like and light, embodying different stages of childhood and growing pains.

Album Collaborators:

Emily Wills (backup vocals, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, piano); Chris Joslin (banjo, mandolin, dobro, guitar); Hadley Rouse (backup vocals); Matthew Wills (percussion, bass)


Hailing from Kona, Hawai'i, Madison McCreary has been writing songs for as long as she can remember. Madison grew up on a dairy farm in western Kentucky and has now lived in Hawai'i for the past 6 years. Both Kentucky and Hawai'i have largely influenced Madison's style of music (banjo and ukulele, mandolin and ocean sounds). She has performed in small folk /bluegrass shows across KY alongside her childhood best friends, Emily Wills and Hadley Rouse. Madison's music has been a highly personal endeavor for her up until now. The release of her debut album, "Time + Tide" is the first time she has shared her music with the world. Follow Madison McCreary on social media to stay updated on what she's got coming up next!

June 5, 2023 12:43pm ET by PressedFresh Collective  

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