AS MADISON PLEASES

H.+Wann

H. Wann

H. Wann

Hannah Wann, Entertainment Writer

While Ariana Grande fiercely holds her throne as the queen of pop music, Madison Beer is quickly on the rise to her own throne as pop princess. In a year full of sad boy pop and incomprehensible dance jams, dare I say that the 18 year old singer-songwriter may be the saving grace of pop music in 2018? With tracks like “Tyler Durden” and “Teenager in Love”, Beer’s debut EP, “As She Pleases” is sure to tug on your heartstrings. While this is her debut EP, it is not her debut into the limelight. The starlet was discovered in 2013 when Justin Bieber shared a cover that she posted on YouTube. Say what you will about The Biebs, but there is no argument that his attention caused her career to skyrocket. She released singles like, “Melodies” and “Unbreakable”, as well as a duet “All for Love” with Jack & Jack. Whether they knew her for her hypnotic voice or friendship with Bieber, the star in the making gained tons of fans, and was thrown into the spotlight at the young age of 13.  Now, at 18 years old, Beer has grown a lot and has a lot more to say. She shows this growth and change through her music more than anything else. When she recorded “All for Love”, she was 16 years old and madly in love with her then boyfriend, Jack Gilinsky, who was also featured on the track. In the song, Beer sings about doing anything for love and not regretting a single thing. After 3 years together, Beer and Gilinsky suffered a very messy, very public, breakup. Beer has since opened up, in interviews, on social media and in her music, about the hard truth of the mental and emotional abuse and manipulation that she endured in the years long relationship. However, she has also opened up about how that pain made her stronger and better as a person, and she uses it to bring the deepest parts of herself to her music. One of the most admirable traits about Beer, in my opinion, is her desire to give her all to her music and to her fans. This genuine emotion is obvious in all of her performances. Her music is versatile, and you’re bound to fall in love with at least one song.