Instagram It Girl Madison Paige on her debut EP and playing The Dinah

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Model Madison Paige’s debut EP, 444, is an anatomy of a breakup, taking us through anger, flirtation, rebounds, nostalgia, numbing, and closure in one delightfully danceable trip. She’s taken her experience, laid it over catchy indie-pop tracks, and created that rare listening experience that is both meaningful and massively fun.

And I’m not just saying that because she’s pretty. In the spirit of honesty and surly demeanor of someone who started off writing for a music magazine, I was not inclined to blindly endorse an insta-famous model. I geared up 444 unsure of what to expect.

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When the first track finished, I shouted: “SHIT, SHE’S GOOD.” By the end of the album, I was muttering “really, really good.” After the interview, I moaned, “UGHHHHHHH she’s smart, likable, and self-aware. What the ever loving fuck is happening?”

Madison Paige is like a gold star hybrid between Grimes and Taylor Swift. You can’t hold it against her. Read the interview, listen to her EP, and if you’re terribly lucky, watch Madison Paige do her first performance at Dinah 2016.

 

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AfterEllen.com: Your first live performance ever is going to be at Dinah. Nervous?

Madison Paige: Yeah, of course. I think the first words coming out of my mouth when I get on stage are going to be “Hey, I’m Madison. And I’m awkward and I’m nervous.” And then I’ll just start playing.

 

AE: There’s rumors flying around that you’ll be on the next season of Orange is The New Black. Is there any truth to those rumors?

MP: Keep spreading those rumors! Because that would be awesome. I’m not positive, but I’m hearing things here and there. They haven’t even started casting, but that would be awesome.

 

AE: Have any of them reached out to you?

MP: No, no. I talked to my acting agent and they were interested in sending me over for the casting stuff.

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