It’s been a bit of a rocky road for Maddie & Tae since they blew up on the country music scene following the release of their debut record, but the female duo is about to make 2018 their time to shine. In a recent video uploaded to the duo’s YouTube account, both Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye give their takes in the retelling of last year. Breaking down the emotions they felt when they got cut from Dot records, to opening up about their new endeavors with Universal Music Group Nashville, they both exposed their vulnerable sides by revealing their emotions throughout the emotional process.
Marlow specifically discussed her bout with depression after the duo parted ways with their record label, especially after realizing the two may never have a chance to release music to their fans ever again.
“If I’m being honest, I went through a really, pretty tough depression after the label thing happened…I kind of always was the person that had a plan, had it figured out, and I never kind of been like dropped on my ass before,” Marlow told fans in the vlog. “That was really hard and my self-worth was tied into it, my purpose, everything.”
Although it took a toll on Marlow, she hung on to the idea that strength can be found in even the hardest of times.
“I truly look in the mirror and love who I am today because of the pain that I had to go through to get here. I’m not going to allow my trials to defeat me, I’m going to let them build me up and learn from them and take as much wisdom as I can from each trial,” Marlow said.
Maddie & Tae found the silver lining to their dark cloud by joining the UMG Nashville family and are looking forward to their new tunes hitting speakers sooner rather than later. On a more personal note, Dye even gushed over the miracle of watching her brother become a father and her transformation into being an aunt.
Maddie & Tae didn’t spill too many details about their sophomore album, but they promised that new music would be coming to fans and radio very soon.
The day before she went to the hospital for surgery, her spirit seemed nearly depleted. “what am I going to do!”she said thinking about the demanding week ahead of her. “How will I find the strength?” That evening I found myself doodling on my drawing board thinking of Betty. Soon I was sketching a loaf of bread. A simple homemade loaf. Then I put it aside and went to bed. But during the night I had the most curious dream . Betty was siting at a table before a loaf of bread eating a single piece.
The next morning when I came upon my drawing, an idea began to stir in my thoughts. I reached for the Bible I will rain down bread from heaven” (Exodus 16-4 and found the verse, remembering that God sent nourishment from heaven while his people wandered in the wilderness. There was always just enough for each day. They simply had to trust him for tomorrow’s.
I penciled the verse beneath the sketch of bread and carried it to Betty’s hospital room. It was to face what comes our way and reminds us both….when we walk in difficult places, God sends the strength and nourishment to face what comes our way, not all at once, but day by day..