We’ve sat down with many fashion-forward individuals, we’ve interviewed countless musicians, and we’ve heard dozens of life stories from artists around the world, but we can now say that we’ve interviewed one person who embodies all of these characteristics: MAAD*MOISELLE. She has graced the pages of various magazines as a model, her music has been played at maximum volume in venues, and her style has been pinned on countless Pinterest style boards. Her empowering and classic image has landed her opportunities with websites and blogs like Tumblr, as well as companies like Puma and Fossil. Now, here’s a look into MAAD*MOISELLE’s world, her passions, and what’s to come.
Cliché: What came first, the modeling, DJing, or writing music?
MAAD*MOISELLE: Modeling and writing music came around the same time for me. As I was working on getting into the fashion industry, I was always writing and recording ideas.
Tell us about your newest single, “Sweet & Low.” For those that have yet to hear it, what is it about?
“Sweet & Low” is a fun, playful record inspired by the funk and disco era. It’s about a woman who has no fear in telling her significant other what she wants. I’ve always had a thing for the ‘70s and had been experimenting with finding ways to revisit those vibes. My production company, The VAMP, really helped bring those ideas to life.
What was your earliest memory of falling in love with music?
My earliest memory would have to be singing Boyz II Men’s “Water Runs Dry” around the house with my father. I would alway want to study their backgrounds and add my own. My mother played a huge role as well. Every Saturday morning she would blast music like Chic, Luther Vandross, and Nancy Wilson. I grew up in a musical household, so my love for it came super natural.
We LOVE your fashion sense. What or who inspires your looks?
Thank you! The ‘70s is a huge inspiration for me. Bianca Jagger, Jerry Hall, and Diana Ross are some of my favorites to be inspired by. I really love them for their effortless glam moments.
Speaking of inspiration, what inspired your latest music video?
As the writers and I were penning “Sweet & Low,” we started chatting about concepts and locations for the video. Ice cream parlors and candy shops kept popping into the picture, so when it came time to shoot, it was a no-brainer. The directors and I just wanted the vibe to mirror the playful and fun mood of the record.
What can we expect from you in the future?
In the future, you can expect some more music and visuals from me. I’m excited to start releasing everything I’ve been working on over the past year.
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Sweet, Sweet Music with MAAD*MOISELLE: Photos courtesy of MAAD*MOISELLE