Madison McFerrin, an independent singer-songwriter based in New York City, has been described by the New York Times as “showing wonderful vocal dexterity, deftly swerving from sharp, clearly enunciated staccato bursts to fluttery, free-form melismata.”
In December 2016, she quietly introduced her soulful take on a cappella when she self-released Finding Foundations: Vol. I. After one listen, DJ Gilles Peterson snatched up her standout track, “No Time to Lose,” for his Brownswood Bubblers compilation. In February 2018, she gave listeners more of her distinctive sound—one that Questlove dubbed “soul-appella”—when she self-released Finding Foundations: Vol. II.
After her SXSW debut last year, legendary DJ Anne Litt noted, “There’s some sort of joy and beauty in the way that she performs that really drew me in all that much more.” Pitchfork Magazine declared, “Madison McFerrin is making a cappella cool again.”
Beyond the stage, McFerrin's unique vocals can be heard in episodes of Comedy Central’s Broad City and HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness. Currently, McFerrin is pairing her timeless voice with modern production on her latest project, You + I.