Artist info

Genre

Pop


Sounds like

Carly Rae Jepsen, The 1975, Sigrid


band members

Maddy Rowe


Influences

Whitney Houston, Madonna, ABBA


Unearthed artists we like

Deer, Donatachi, XIRA, Kota Banks, Charbel, KYE


Bio

Having forged her path in the Australian pop landscape already by collaborating with the likes of Young Franco, Maribelle, Kilter, Donatachi and Sam Bluer, it is now time for GENES (aka Maddy Rowe) to step into her own spotlight with the release of her debut single, ‘Give It Away’.

The Townsville-via-Melbourne artist, inspired by the likes of Sigrid, The 1975 and Carly Rae Jepsen, uses an unsuspecting sweetness while exploring deeper topics like mental health and toxic relationships.

“This has always been something I’ve wanted to do - I’ve been writing for others for so long and knew when I wrote Give It Away that it was a special song that really felt like me. Emotional and happy at the same time.”

Genes, named quite literally after Rowe’s deep association with music being so intrinsic its just in her very DNA, is the solo project of one of the country’s most prolific young songwriters. Her work behind the scenes for Young Franco, Maribelle, Sam Bluer and Kilter saw all of her efforts receiving airplay on Triple J or the Hit Network, while she’s also jumped on the mic featuring on the title track of Donatachi’s EP, Taste, and Melbourne producer Deer’s ‘Let Me Know’.

Promising a lot more to come over the next few months, Genes has been hard at work alongside her friends for this project. ‘Give It Away’ is the first taste of this, and a shining example of the future-facing pop Genes has worked in for so long already. Now, in all her emotionally-messy glory, it’s her time to shine.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

14 Nov 2019

Triple J
40

Not sure what I like more about this track - the fluttering plume of synths or that perfectly pining chorus.

Not sure what I like more about this track - the fluttering plume of synths or that perfectly pining chorus.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

14 Nov 2019

Triple J
40

Crystal clear, glossy vocals and a track that reaches good heights! You know it's a good pop song when it gets stuck in your mind. I love that swirly production too.

Crystal clear, glossy vocals and a track that reaches good heights! You know it's a good pop song when it gets stuck in your mind. I love that swirly production too.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

13 Nov 2019

Triple J
35

it's bouncy but feels so emotional at the same time. a solid, heart on the line pop slice from genes.

it's bouncy but feels so emotional at the same time. a solid, heart on the line pop slice from genes.