Madness by Ruelle on Apple Music

7 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Moody and mercurial in tone, atmospheric and expansive in production, the gothic electronic pop on Madness is perfectly calibrated to soundtrack the spine-tingling climax in a deeply emotional drama. Evocative track titles reveal the stirring tableaux singer/songwriter Maggie Eckford and her collaborators conjure in their songs: The haunting “Bad Dream” opens with a swirl of tinny treble piano and hollow knocks before Eckford’s hazy vocal kicks in; in “Game of Survival,” cat-and-mouse chords give way to a stomach-churning midsection of galloping percussion.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Moody and mercurial in tone, atmospheric and expansive in production, the gothic electronic pop on Madness is perfectly calibrated to soundtrack the spine-tingling climax in a deeply emotional drama. Evocative track titles reveal the stirring tableaux singer/songwriter Maggie Eckford and her collaborators conjure in their songs: The haunting “Bad Dream” opens with a swirl of tinny treble piano and hollow knocks before Eckford’s hazy vocal kicks in; in “Game of Survival,” cat-and-mouse chords give way to a stomach-churning midsection of galloping percussion.

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About Ruelle

As Ruelle, Nashville-based singer and songwriter Maggie Eckford and her associate producers record a mature form of pop music, one that tends to be dramatic with heavy drums and electronic elements that cast dark undercurrents and a sense of urgency. Under her birth name, Eckford has released the relatively organic, band-oriented albums For What It's Worth (2010) and Show and Tell (2012). Her more shadowy material billed to Ruelle, comparable to the likes of Lorde and Broods, was licensed for use in several television programs, including episodes of Revenge, Sleepy Hollow, and Scream: The TV Series. A handful of self-released tracks and an EP, Up in Flames, were scattered throughout 2014 and 2015 and caught on with attentive music fans introduced to her music on the small screen. "I Get to Love You," released in early 2016, was lighter in tone if as serious in sentiment, written by Eckford for her husband on their wedding day. ~ Andy Kellman

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