Music Monday: Meet Madeline Lauer

Lauer’s music sends relatable messages to young women about insecurities, struggles, and sexual anguish.

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Celeb Secrets: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got involved in the music industry? 

Madeline Lauer: “I was raised in Dublin, OH and moved to Los Angeles the day after I graduated high school. My parents wouldn’t let me pursue a career in music until I graduated. About three months before graduation, I auditioned for a talent show in Orlando where I met my first manager. He convinced me to move to California and start working on my first album right away. I finished my senior year of high school in an Embassy Suites hotel room with my dad and recorded in the studio at night. It was just the beginning of my journey, but that is how I got started in the music industry.”

Celeb Secrets: How would you describe your style of music? 

Madeline Lauer: “Everyone who listens to it describes it differently. However, I commonly hear that it’s a mix between 90s R&B, jazz, and pop. The producers I worked with were seasoned in making hip hop beats before working on my project. So, some of the music definitely echoes a hip hop sound.”

Celeb Secrets: What continues to be your source of inspiration in your music? What stories do you like to tell in your music? 

Madeline Lauer: “The stories I write about are mainly relationship based. My romantic relationships and the strenuous relationship I have with myself. I tend to write about these things because they make me feel the most like letting it out on paper. My music is very personal, and that is why I don’t really like singing songs someone else writes for me. I always invite a bit of drama/heartache into my life because It helps with my songwriting. What I mean is, I’m completely comfortable with putting myself out there. Although, I can’t say I’ve ever had my heart completely broken. I have, however, faced rejection, longing, aching, intense passion and struggled with my own demons. My music reflects that.”

Celeb Secrets: You have a new single called “Come Around” — what can you tell us about this specific song? 

Madeline Lauer: “I was shown a YouTube video of a man singing the song “Unchained Melody” in a subway. I am sure you have heard this song whether you recognize the title or not. It’s one of the most beautiful and recognizable songs ever written. There is a line in it that says “Time can do so much, are you still mine?” While listening, I had this intense connection about that line to someone I used to see every now and again. It would be the best week of my life, and then he was gone. Months and months would go by and I would literally be saying to myself, when he comes back around, is he still mine? I decided right then that I wanted to write a whole song about it and pay tribute to “Unchained Melody.” I am hoping listeners will pick up on the similarities.”

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.