Madison McFerrin – “TRY”
As the daughter of legendary jazz vocalist Bobby McFerrin (most known for his 1988 hit, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”), Madison has made waves over the last year and change with her Finding Foundations projects and what Questlove has dubbed, her “soul-cappella” delivery.
Now, fresh off an appearance on Little Brother’s May the Lord Watch album (lacing background vocals on “Black Magic“), the Brooklyn songstress is back in action with a new EP called You + I, dropping November 5th.
Kicking off the campaign, McFerrin has released the project’s first single, “Try,” which, unlike previous efforts, is backed by some instrumentation.
Along with the single release, McFerrin has also shared a self-directed video that showcases the widespread criticism she faced after singing the national anthem at a Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016.
“I have moments of fear and doubt that can be so demotivating, and just the simple act of trying, of starting, can feel like the toughest task,” McFerrin told Pitchfork. “I wrote this song not just to remind myself that I can do whatever I set my mind to, but to remind everyone else. Sometimes we just need an extra push. You get to decide how your story ends. I’m incredibly grateful for the community that has joined me on my journey.”