Platinum-certified pop disruptor, singer, and songwriter Maggie Lindemann unsheathes new track “Knife Under My Pillow” today. It marks her debut for Caroline Records and first release of 2020.
On the track, her dynamic voice coils around distorted guitar as the momentum builds towards a high-energy hook, “Got me staring at the window, a knife under my pillow, but it’s all inside my mind.” Integrating nineties-style grit and modern pop vulnerability, “Knife Under My Pillow” affirms Maggie as an unpredictable, unapologetic, and undeniable presence. Of the song Maggie says; “I started watching horror movies at a super young age which I think is what probably sparks this fear in my brain. When I was a little kid my biggest fear was being kidnapped. But I swear to you there was something going on in this house I was living in. I actually really did start sleeping with a knife under my pillow.”
Most importantly, this single sets the stage for the arrival of a new body of work which will come out early 2021. The project illustrates the evolution of her artistry with confessional choruses, heart-on-her-sleeve lyrics, and a new self-possessed power.
Be on the lookout for more music very soon!
Since her 2015 debut, Maggie Lindemann has quietly emerged as one of pop’s most subversive forces. Without a filter, her uncompromising approach drove the breakout “Pretty Girl” to platinum status and over 1 billion streams in addition to anthems such as “Obsessed” (64.6 million Spotify streams) and “Couple of Kids” (38.3 million Spotify streams). She capped off 2019 with “Friends Go” [feat. Travis Barker], which Ones To Watch described as “an electrifying, almost retro pop track.” 2019 also brought a scare in Malaysia with immigration (she wound up in jail, on house arrest, and standing trial twice—due to a visa issue). The experience proved life-changing as upon her return to the US, Maggie turned her feelings towards more new music. At that point, she held absolutely nothing back in the studio. Along the way, she also successfully launched her SWIXXZ clothing line and recently introduced her own podcast, swixxzaudio during quarantine to combat the loneliness of it all. At 22 years of age, Maggie has truly uncovered her voice as a songwriter and injected a fierce dose of honesty regarding anxieties, obsessions, and insecurities into her new material. This is Maggie at her sharpest.