After over 700 million career streams to date, rising alterna-pop icon Maggie Lindemann opened up in her new track, “Would I,” which saw the singer detail her struggles with mental health. Today, she premieres the dreamlike visuals to the track.
The video is a stunning juxtaposition- as Maggie walks us through an ethereal world painted in glittering pastels, with hints of noir aesthetics, the viewer is confronted with individuals that are enduring hardships who eventually, come together in the final moments of the song, as Maggie sings, “everything is never enough.”
An extremely personal song for Maggie, the lyrical narrative of “Would I” pieces together her experiences with mental health issues while navigating the fast paced lifestyle of Los Angeles. She explained- “Would I” is about the inner struggles you face when dealing with mental illness, mine being depression for this song. Not feeling good enough, not feeling like you deserve love or happiness. Struggling with how to find yourself and trying to find happiness in substances. Going out every night to forget real life or even forget your name. It’s just about feeling hopeless and wanting a way out. I want people to realize mental health IS very serious. People need to stop being so hard on each other and start loving on each other.”
Maggie, who suffers from depression and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder as a teenager, hopes that by opening up about her struggles, it will help others who are going through the same thing. She told PAPER Magazine – “singing helps so much, and writing it down and being in a room and getting those feelings out, it definitely does help a lot. That’s what I hope for for other people, too.”
“Would I” follows the release of her song, “Human”- another dark alterna pop cut that had an accompanying video inspired by the character of Lydia from Beetlejuice. Maggie, who recently opened for Khalid in Japan, has spent the last few months in the studio perfecting her elegantly crafted modernist pop.
Maggie made a huge breakthrough with ‘Pretty Girl’ which became one of the world’s biggest selling singles of 2017. Maggie’s appeal has a global reach, and also has Platinum and Gold records not only in her home country of the United States, but also in key territories including and Australia, Germany and Norway. Maggie has been tipped by Vogue, People, NYLON, Cosmopolitan and others, and her immense popularity is underlined with 3.1 million followers at Instagram.