Behind The Noise

MUSIC FEATURE: Behind The Noise – Maggie Lindemann

Photo Credit: Samantha Simmons

Platinum-certified alt/rock/pop singer Maggie Lindemann is going from strength to strength, from garnering billions of streams to launching her clothing line, podcast and, most recently, releasing her Paranoia EP. We caught up with Lindemann to find out more about her song Knife Under My Pillow, the first single from the EP, to discuss the writing process, themes and behind the scenes stories.  

Can you give us your quick elevator pitch on this track? Why does this one standout for you?

It’s the first song I released from the EP. I kept going back and forth with which one I should release first and I thought Knife… needed to be first. It just reminds me of a 2000s teen movie, I love it. It has this really fun energy but real lyrics. I love it.

How did you tackle the writing process for the song? Was there anything unique about this track compared to your usual/previous approach? 

I usually write all my songs the same. Start with chords or production and then start tackling the melody for the chorus and verses. That’s my favourite way to write. For this specific song I already had the topic I wanted to talk about, so it was easier to write.

Can you tell us how the song’s theme came about? 

I was living in a house at the time and it scared tf outta me. I always thought I heard someone breaking in or just chilling inside. I would constantly be calling my friends or family freaking out thinking I was gonna get kidnapped or something, so I started sleeping with a knife under my pillow.

Tell us about the video, do the themes of the single transfer to the video? 

Ya for sure. I was constantly looking around my house thinking I was gonna find someone inside, but nobody was ever there.

Do you have any behind the scenes stories from the video shoot?

This music video was a lot simpler then most I’ve done because of COVID. But I did cut my finger open in the very first scene we did playing my guitar. So I think in some scenes I may have a band-aid on lol.

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Maggie Lindemann‘s Paranoia EP is out now via Caroline Records and her own label, swixxzaudio, available to stream or purchase HERE

Check out her recent video for Crash And Burn, filmed live in Los Angeles. 

A 20-something year old journalist and freelance PR often found at a gig, a festival or holding a dictophone to a band and asking them all kinds of questions. I'm a sucker for whiskey and vinyl.