Being a fashionista is great, but being musically talented and a fashionista, Madeline Merlo is on another level of awesome.
Influenced by great artists like Shania Twain, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Miranda Lambert, this 20-year-old Canadian country artist is continually inspired to write her own music.
“There are songs that bring me back to the greatest moments in my life and other songs that have gotten me through my darkest times” Madeline tells Faze. “The whole thing about music is channeling your creative energy and gifting it to people through song. The world, my family, memories, tough times and beautiful times inspire me every day and keep my ideas new and fresh. I’m constantly looking for inspiration in everyday life.”
With new music on its way we can expect a “fresh, soulful and true to my country roots” sound. New music is pretty exciting, but Madeline has more big news to share – she was invited by the Canadian Forces to travel overseas and perform for the troops.
“The overseas trip is an enormous honour. To be able to tell these men and woman, who fight for our freedom every day, how incredibly grateful I am face to face is truly a gift. It will be an experience of a lifetime and I am so happy to represent country music” Madeline shares.
Check out Madeline’s #OOTDs for hitting up a country concert and hanging out with her BFFs on the weekend.
“For me country concerts are my favourite night out! These fringe shoes are to die for and pair perfectly with this statement necklace! I love this slick black romper because you can dress it up or down. I paired it with a tan nail and some classic sun glasses! This look is one that will help you stand out among the crowd and will be perfect for the after party.”
“This look is one that I rock all the time. It’s a mix between casual and chic. I have these jean shorts and they are a staple of almost every summer outfit! I love paring these vintage circle sunglasses with a pair of Dr. Martens. This backpack-style-fringe-purse (I heart fringe) is amazing and I always rock a bright nail! This look is perfect for a casual dinner, a party or a day at the fair.”
Check out Madeline’s single “Alive” and keep up with her on Twitter.