Australian singer-songwriter Angie McMahon’s inspirational affinity for raw, honest music was never meant to be kept under wraps. It is impossible to tell, but either a premonition from the universe or maybe just the power of really really good music has made McMahon a budding force to be reckoned with.
McMahon’s first professional run in with her destined music career came in 2013 after becoming a finalist in the Telstra Road to Discovery program, leading her to open for Bon Jovi at only 19 years young. When reminiscing on this time in her life she told the Syndey Morning Herald, “I was like, ‘I’m not ready for this. My songs are shit. I can’t really perform. I’m not really bringing anything to the stage other than being a timid, folkie singer-songwriter.’ I knew I wasn’t good enough.” After coming to this tough realization, she decided to immerse herself in her craft, earning her fine arts degree from Melbourne University and fine tuning her songwriting skills and vocal talent.
In 2017 she had her second encounter with destiny after winning the Josh Pyke Partnership, awarding her a sizable grant and valuable professional mentorship. Later that year she released her breakthrough single “Slow Mover,” which swooned music fans, landing her #33 in the Hottest 100. Following the release of subsequent 2018 singles, “Missing Me,” “Keeping Time,” and “Helpless” and amassing over 11 million streams on Spotify alone, McMahon took her music on the road. Gracing the stage in a big way by supporting the likes of The Shins, Father John Misty, and Alanis Morissette, she embarked on her own headlining tour selling out venues across Australia with only three released singles to her name.
Whether it be her powerhouse vocals, emotively potent lyricism, or impressive ability to shift from pounding rock to soft folk sound, McMahon is proving to the world that she is ready to take it by storm.
Keep your eyes peeled for her debut album, set for release in 2019!