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Mandolynne is an emerging indie alternative artist based out of Hamilton, Ontario. Since 2017, she has been a part of various musical acts and has played venues such as the Horseshoe Tavern, The Rivoli, and Mississauga's RTC festival.

Her unique, soulful tone floats over instrumentals like a moody wave. Mandolynne has been compared to Metric, Hope Sandoval, and Chelsea Wolfe, but her sound is hers. Her lyrics directly reflect her lived experiences and have enabled her to 

face many demons, including sexual assaults, a tragic car accident, and a tumultuous upbringing. Mandolynne uses each piece as a way to process these events and has found healing during the process.

 

Her raw, pointed, and disturbing approach to her music may help others explore such thoughts and shared lived experiences within themselves. Listen to her recently released single "Scream" now, on all digital streaming platforms!

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"I hope that anyone who hears my songs is inspired to heal, express, challenge themselves, and ultimately move forward. We are capable of anything we set our minds to."

When did you first discover your passion for music, Mandolynne?

M: I first discovered my passion for music around the age of 4. As a child, I was always making up lots of songs and writing poetry. However, I didn't pursue it until my mid-twenties. I don't think a day has gone by since where I haven't written something. Without a doubt, writing is my lifeline.

What three words would you say best summarize your music?

M: Haunting, ethereal, and cathartic.

Tell me about your latest music release, "Scream".. what was the inspiration for you to write it?

M: Absolutely! My recent single, "Scream", reflects my experience of being groomed and sexually assaulted. I wrote this song initially as a form of emotional liberation and to help combat the dark thoughts I had associated with that experience. This song enabled me to express and depict what happened to me while shifting my internal narrative about this experience and how it made me feel about myself. This is definitely my most liberating and cathartic release to date. I was scared shitless to release it, but I knew it was time.

Most artists say that through their art they learn more about themselves… in what ways has music helped you?

M: Absolutely. I had a tumultuous childhood, to say the least, and have experienced many forms of trauma during my short time on this earth. Using writing, performance, and music has helped me overcome many demons. Through each piece, I can express, release, and reflect. Writing has enabled me to examine my experiences in a way that feels safe and productive. It's helped me to find purpose in my suffering.

How do you want your music to help other people?

M: I hope that my music reaches people who have had similar lived experiences to mine. Growing up, I had very few female artists to look up to who were transparent about their personal experiences; specifically the dark ones. I know they definitely existed; it just wasn't something I was exposed to. I recall feeling deep shame about my family, my experiences and feeling as though these were experiences I had to keep silent about. Holding my experiences and feelings led to a very toxic lifestyle, and I wound up doing more harm than good. It wasn't until I started releasing my emotions through my art that I realized that I could shift my narrative, change my life, and do some good. I hope that anyone who hears my songs is inspired to heal, express, challenge themselves, and ultimately move forward. We are capable of anything we set our minds to.

What is your songwriting process?

M: My songwriting process typically consists of coming up with a melody and lyrics (normally walking by construction sites for some reason) and workshopping them with musicians. I've recently started learning to play instruments- it's never too late, and I've written a few songs tinkering around on the piano and guitar.

Who were the first musical artists that inspired you?

M: Cat Power, Radiohead, Nirvana & Metric. There are so many to list, but those are the first who I recall having a profound impact on me as a young person.