Rounding off the week with a truly special tune is yet another Swedish artist whose brand new single ‘Melody’ has taken our collective breaths away at Indie Top 39. Matilda Modigh is a dark-pop musician best known for her emotional and piano-driven pieces and, on ‘Melody’, she sticks to what she knows best. Haunting piano, angelic vocals, and a general sense of somberness. Oh yes, and a distorted ukulele for good measure!
Lyrically, Modigh dedicates the track to her best friend, after having gone through an extreme period of depression. Influenced by the likes of Evanescence, Björk, MARINA, and Ludovico Einaudi, the gifted musician has created a style all of her own. Unique, intense, profound, and exquisite. Modigh deserves all the attention and praise that she’s beginning to receive, and we can’t wait to hear her next release!
‘Melody’ is a haunting, emotional, piano-driven masterpiece. Simply stunning from Matilda Modigh! INDIE TOP 39
What does the song mean to you?
This song is particularly special to me. I wrote it for my best friend when she went through a really bad depression. I struggle with depression myself so I know how hard it is to fight it on your own and I wanted to express my love for her and tell her that I am always going to be there for her and fight those demons in her head with her. That she is never alone.
Tell us about your creative process and how the song came to be.
I wrote the song on my ukulele thinking it would be another sad, emotional song. Then I started playing around in Logic, running the uke through plugins and distorted amps and the feel of the song totally changed, it became heavier and ‘panicked’ in a way. I pushed myself to try new things with the production and it took me a long time to finish but I’m so proud of the end result.
Who do you hope the song resonates with the most?
Hopefully someone will listen to the song and feel less alone. Mental illness can feel so lonely but we have to remember that there are people out there that care for us and wants to help us through hard times.
What would your life be like without music?
Super boring!!! I’ve got at least 4 songs playing in my mind at all times. I’m always singing and making up songs about what I’m doing and what’s happening in my life.