Wise, Young & Fun: Teen Singer Madison McWilliams Reminds Us to Live Life to Fullest in “Smell the Roses” Video

Youthful energy and exuberance is infectious and quite often inspiring. That’s one reason why I love discovering young new musicians like rising teen pop singer Madison McWilliams. The Austin-based 14-year-old performer, multi-instrumentalist, and actress first enchanted listeners in 2015 with her cover of Nina Simone’s iconic “Feeling Good,” generating over 1 million views on Facebook. She has also been featured in Paste Magazine, The CW, Fox, and Austin Woman Magazine.

Madison now offers us a wise and timely reminder to live life to the fullest as she and her fun-loving friends frolic in her new video for “Smell the Roses.”    

Directed by LA based Nayip Ramos and filmed in Madison’s hometown, the video for “Smell the Roses” is an ode to Austin and self-expression: “One of my favorite things about this video was shooting it in my hometown. It was so fun because I could express myself in an environment that I love. I had such an amazing time working with Nayip on this video. He has incredible talent and vision.”

Sounds to me like this kid has her head – and her heart – in the right place! Check out Madison on her official site

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