WOLVES is how south-east Michigan’s Magdalen Fossum chooses to dress for the world of music, and from behind which lupine mask she brings a delicate, dreamy, chattering pop to the world, all penned and produced at home.
She released a new single, “The Dream That Woke” yesterday, and it opens out a world of gliding, yearning pop dragged left of centre with electronica depth, and all hooking on that universally sad line: “Can’t get over you”; hey, have a listen for yourself, below. And all put together on her computer and her phone.
Magdalen says of the track: “The song compares a relationship to being in a dreamlike state, and when the relationship collapses it can be hard to let go of that feeling of security and comfort.
“Written in the midst of a heavy breakup, ‘The Dream That Woke’ was a way for me to cope with my emotional turbulence and helped release some of my uncertainty in moving forward. The song will always be a reminder of my ability to heal and grow.”
Magdalen grew up in music, as a child playing at her mother’s music venue. She got her start singing and performing professionally at the age of 9 on Michigan’s indie and folk circuit, initially ben taken by jazz and folk ukulele.
Now 20, she’s set off on a more dreamworld pop course, releasing 2 EPs and a single already this year.