Today, after her dedicated fan base mobilized on social media, Madison Beer released “Stained Glass” via Sing It Loud/First Access Entertainment on an exclusive license to Epic Records. Upon hearing the song in an Instagram Live session last week, which had over 350,000 unique viewers, fans flocked to Epic’s most recent Instagram post leaving over 2,000 comments demanding the song be released.
“I wrote Stained Glass at a time where I was really struggling mentally,” stated Madison. “This song was my message, not only to the public but to those around me, to be more gentle on people and not judge them so hard, because you never know what someone’s been through. People sometimes assume that I’m ok when I’m not; people don’t really see the parts of me that are the ugly, sad or depressed, they only see the sides they want to see, or the sides I feel comfortable to show because of the scrutiny that I’ve been under in my life.” She continued, “The stones lyric in the chorus refer to the traditional metaphor for people’s words and the lyric saying ‘I just might break’ is where I have finally shown my vulnerability in its absolute form.”
Madison’s debut album, a strong personal and artistic statement, is slated for release later this year. This unique project sees Madison where she thrives – commanding complete creative control through writing her own songs, producing and creating her own visuals. The album will feature previous releases “Good In Goodbye” and “Selfish,” which have a combined total stream count of over 45 million.
Prior to signing with Epic Records late last year, Madison Beer achieved unprecedented success as an independent artist with her partner First Access Entertainment. Her debut EP As She Pleases boasts over 700 million streams and made her the first independent female solo artist to break into the Top 20 radio charts, after having debuted in the Top 5 on iTunes in 18 countries and in the Top 10 in 42 countries worldwide. Globally, Beer has over 1 billion streams across her catalogue.
She’s attracted the endorsement of Time, Complex, NME, The Guardian and Billboard who named her among its coveted “21 Under 21” list and has a social following that reaches an audience of over 16.2 million on Instagram, 2.6 million on Twitter and 5.3 million on Tik Tok.