Maddison Wilson - Birds (Dan Villalobos Remix)

by Maddison Wilson



After an extremely successful launch for her single 'Higher', Wilson snuck back into the studio to record something more personal, and straight from the heart.

'Birds' is a strong piano-ballad, with a vulnerable, yet resilient vocal from Wilson. It has full intention to shatter your emotional shields, and expose your inner psyche for recovery. However, Birds does not present optimism, but movement. Offering the thought that we are not meant to stay hidden behind sadness, nor where we can only see “so far wide".

“Birds represents the fear of change and the challenges we are faced with when a new world is presented to us.” Wilson speaks about her new single. “At the time Birds was written, I was going through a bit of a rough patch. I’d moved out of home that year and some personal events changed the way I viewed, well... life. I believe the song came to me as a way of processing that time.”

The physical release of 'Birds' features a phenomenal remix by London-based producer/ engineer Dan Villalobos.

“When I got the remix back from Dan I was blown away! I was captivated from beginning to end – the elements; the layers. It was clear that is was more than just a remix. He has included a handful of sound design elements and techniques, but they’re still dark and twisted, and emotive. I really wanted to give my audience something different, and I felt that releasing both versions was the best way for everyone to get the full ‘Birds’ experience.” – Maddison Wilson


Someday soon I'll break these walls
I've put up around me..


released November 16, 2014
'Birds' written by Maddison Wilson

Remixed by Dan Villalobos, 2014
Vocals, Piano by Maddison Wilson
Arrangement, programming, synths & sampling by Dan Villalobos
Bird soundscape recorded at Dinner Plain and Blackburn in Victoria, Australia

Mastered by Andrew Edgson at Studios 301

Photography by Ben Colson (

Artwork by Dan Villalobos



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