Toronto, ON – Madisyn Whajne shares the latest video,“Save My Heart” from her debut album Save Our Hearts. Shot and edited by Madisyn’s husband and drummer, Bobby Bulat, the stunning video was filmed on the top of Devils Glen, ON last fall. Save Our Hearts is out now.
Speaking on the track Madisyn explains, “My heart was searching for answers when I wrote this song. I had spent so many years convincing myself I was okay when I was really denying myself something I wanted so badly, and I think that is relatable. There is a sad love story being told in between the lines and by writing and pouring my heart out I uncovered some truths… that the love I was seeking outside of myself was really the love I needed to find within myself.
The song is about letting go and filling yourself up again. Being vulnerable can be such a beautiful thing and so much can be learned if we are open. I learned to be true to myself and pursue the happiness we are all entitled to.”
Madisyn extraordinary debut album is out now. Save Our Hearts has garnered support from Paste Magazine, CBC q, Exclaim! The Big Takeover, Dominionated, Amplify Music, CBC The Strombo Show, Here & Now and Fresh Air and Big City Small Town as well as Indie88.
Recorded live to tape at Montreal’s famed Hotel2Tango Studio with engineers Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, The Barr Brothers) and Shae Brossard (Bahamas, The Dears), the album is imbued with a visceral sense of loneliness and longing, a burning desire for connection and companionship that propels it endlessly forward in pursuit of something perpetually out of reach. While Whajne (pronounced Wayne) rarely tackles her tumultuous journey in explicit narrative terms, her story is written between the lines here as she navigates love and trust, reunion and rejection, faith and fate.
Whajne has spent most of her life searching: for her purpose, for her family, for herself. Taken from her parents before the age of two as part of the infamous Sixties Scoop, in which the Canadian government forcibly rehomed tens of thousands of native children, the indigenous artist grew up without ever knowing her real name, to say nothing of her heritage. As a result, Whajne’s ife has been shaped by a hunger for truth and understanding, a hunger that lies at the core of Save Our Hearts.
So In Love
Don’t Walk Away
When Morning Comes
Never Give In
Save My Heart
What people are saying about Madisyn Whajne
Whajne’s album balances optimism with bitterness. It’s a bright dream-pop album with steadfast driving energy, but lyrically, Whajne frequently contrasts her instrumentation’s glow with broken hearts and withering glances
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Indie pop vibes and a mildly alternative edge that would win her a comfortable place among Canada’s best music talent, Whajne’s music is upbeat, fun and infectious. Making great music as a form of resilience, her music is grounding while also offering the listener genuine pleasure. This is pristine pop music.
– THE BIG TAKEOVER
The perfect blend of street sass and dance floor finesse
– THE SWINDONIAN
A sugary series of love and break-up songs, a glittering collection of jangling indie-pop that applies Whajne’s sense of rootlessness and searching to the human heart.
– THE MANITOBAN
Brash and boisterous, loaded with punk swagger, oozing pop contagion and strutting towards the listener with defiantly confident strides
– DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE