Two-time GRAMMY nominee Madison Cunningham has released a stunning live performance video of her brand new single “Hospital.” The song is from her highly anticipated new album, Revealer, which is set for release on September 9 via Verve Forecast.
The song was included in NPR’s All Songs Considered “New Mix,” and Consequence adds, “The fuzzy crunch from Cunningham’s guitar work is both classic and wildly emotive, and her soaring vocals are pristine and inspired.”
Cunningham will be hitting the road on her fall headline “The Revealer Tour” kicking off this September with Bendigo Fletcher supporting. The run is set to kick off September 20 in Chicago, IL at Thalia Hall.
“Hospital” was originally released last month and arrived alongside a music video directed by Caitlin Gerard in which Cunningham finds herself trapped in a dollhouse, roaming a beach with an IV attached, hitchhiking, and more—all through an exploration of the depths of her own psyche.
“Hospital is written from this sort of half awake, slightly drunken, on the cusp of a nervous breakdown perspective,” Cunningham explained in a statement. “I think ultimately it speaks to the impossible condition of being sedated with information and trying to hold onto your sanity.” The singer continues to cite Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan as key inspirations for her music.
“Hospital” joins the previously released single “Anywhere” as the lead singles to Revealer. The album is said to build itself around internal explorations and confessions that address doubt and uncertainty through the lens of a young artist figuring out life and music as she goes along.
“To me, ‘revealer’ is the binding theme of the album,” Cunningham shared. “The hand that slowly chips away at the mirror in which you see yourself and the world and replaces it with the reflection that is most true.”