Madeline Hawthorne Releases Second Single, “Strange Familiar”


Coming hot-off-the-heels of of her electrifying debut solo single, “Boots,” Bozeman, Montana-based roots-rocker Madeline Hawthorne returns today with her second single, “Strange Familiar,” where she struggles to find a sense of normalcy and routine, whether it be in everyday life or on the road as a touring musician.

Of the latest single, Imperfect Fifth wrote, “Madeline Hawthorne’s new track ‘Strange Familiar’ examines the concept in a way that is almost thrilling. Her angelic vocals float across stirring guitar chords, humanizing a life that is strange, yet also familiar.”

Listen to “Strange Familiar,” available everywhere now:

“’Strange Familiar’ is about struggling to find normalcy in a world where everyday is new and different,” shares Hawthorne. “It’s about trying to find a place where I can thrive everyday without routine. Waking up at the same time in the same place and going to bed at a normal hour are luxuries not afforded to touring musicians, especially when you’re just getting started. I aim to find joy even in the dark crevices of 4 a.m., 10-hour days on the road, small shows and long stretches of time away from home.”

Finding routine and normalcy can be difficult for anyone, regardless of one’s profession. Hawthorne continues, “This is a song that encompasses this struggle for me as we all try to find joy and comfort in discomfort.”

Along with the latest single, fans can pre-order Boots, the album, at ahead of its October 1st release. Co-produced by Brad Parsons and Fruition’s Tyler Thompson, the album is a defiant declaration of independence where Hawthorne dives deeply into self-reflection and ultimately sees the singer transform doubt into hope as she learns to trust herself.

Hawthorne has also recently announced two live performances this October. Catch her in Denver, CO with Kendall Street Company on October 15th, as well as in Portland, OR on October 22nd. Tickets and more information are available now at