"The L.A. up-and-comer explains why it's important to give young queer girls a role model."
-Chris Payne, Billboard.com 4/10/17
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TIDAL Pride Month Official Curated Playlist:
"Music has helped me come out to my family and friends, tell my own story, and it has given me a community that I wouldn't trade for anything.
Singer/songwriter Maddie Ross is a force to be reckoned with. Armed with a sugary voice and a sweeter sense of melody, her songs thus far have guised themselves as pure pop before busting out guitars as the track goes on. With “Loners,” Ross changes her tune to something far more infectious, ditching the rock-vibe for a Kesha-Meets-Carly Rae Jepsen hybrid—something you never knew you needed ’til now. - Joe D'Andria, Idobi Radio, 1/26/18
"A much-needed shot in the arm when it comes to singer-songwriters writing big, poppy choruses... No wasted notes, just brilliant." - Eric Alper, 1/27/18
Billboard.com's #9 Best Rock Song of 2017:
"The last year saw the Josie and the Pussycats soundtrack become an increasingly popular touchstone for garage-punk bands, but this L.A. power-popper’s standout single was the biggest flex of all." -CHRIS PAYNE, Billboard.com, 12/20/17
Billboard's 50 Best Songs of 2017 So Far
#48 - Maddie Ross, You're Still My Sugar
This is an entire pack of Starbursts in one three-and-a-half-minute explosion of a love song; impossible, multi-colored pop/rock sweetness with no shortage of lemony kick. The confection tastes so perfect that by the time you even notice how fundamentally weird the thing is -- the slapsticky sound effects, the soaring chorus ("Everybody's so fake/ Saw you at daybreak/ In love by morning") that never repeats, a whole lot of unexplained fish imagery -- you're already halfway to diabetic. -- ANDREW UNTERBERGER, Billboard.com, 6/5/17
"Capturing the nuances and pure emotions of raw romance is a very tricky thing to distill down to a three minute song, but Ross does so with unmatched ease and joy. Everyone knows what it is like to find that one person who doesn't suck quite as much as the rest, but few can express it with quite as much skill as Ross." - William Tomer, The405, 3/2/17