Maddie Jay is an artist, producer and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles. While she uses songwriting to explore her inevitable LA angst, she draws from lighter, vintage inspired influences such as Harry Nilsson and The Beach Boys to round out her palette. Maddie is a self proclaimed “bedroom producer” and her roots as a bass player heavily inform the beats and productions that she creates in her apartment, referencing everything from psychedelic rock to lo-fi hip-hop to jangle pop to create an immersive, upbeat sound.
Maddie grew up in the wilderness of northern British Columbia, Canada. Her musical foundation was laid down by a small but thriving folk music community which propelled her into working musicianship before graduating high school. She found her first real love in the bass guitar at 16 and never looked back. Maddie went on to attend Berklee College of Music on scholarship, and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a “hired gun.” After finding more satisfaction in her days off working on her laptop, she began releasing music under her own name.