December 1, 2022

Madisyn Gifford loves playing the victim on “Hospital Beds” – // MELODIC Magazine

Love can make you do crazy things. Breakups can make you do even crazier things. What happens to us when we enter and leave a relationship? Why the sudden urge to dance on the moon or puncture tires? Although it may be an ongoing mystery, the Vancouver pop artist Madisyn Gifford sheds some light on the situation with her cheeky new single “Hospital Beds.”

A whimsical adventure filled with sinister fantasies, “Hospital Beds” is Madisyn’s attempt to lure someone into a relationship. Sun-kissed electric guitar sounds and lively drum patterns tone down these darker lyrics, giving the track a playful, tongue-in-cheek edge. With her dreamlike indie pop voice, Madisyn sings: “I kinda wanna crash my car so I could call you/Cry into the phone and hope that you don’t call my bluff” and “I don’t think I would do it, but does the thought still count? In the chorus, we hear the motive behind these conflicting thoughts as Madisyn sings, “Daydreams of hospital beds / Guilts you into love me again.” You can listen below.

About the single, Madisyn shares,

“The song ‘Hospital Beds’ is really interesting to me, and also a song that I’m incredibly proud of. I originally wrote it in October 2021 as a slow, soulful acoustic song, and it’s just in August 2022 that my producer and co-writer Jared Manierka and I decided to take a completely different approach and turn it into the language-cheek alternative pop song it is today. Essentially throughout the track, I makes fun of my own victim complex and my tendency to self-sabotage my own relationships.While I think the song is really funny and fun lyrically, I also think it manages to be very vulnerable and honest at the same time, which I’m very proud of. I’m so excited for this track to finally be released to the world!”

You can listen to “Hospital Beds” on platforms like SoundCloud, Apple Music and Spotify.

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