“Five Minutes With” rising pop Canadian artist, Madisyn Gifford

With more new music anticipated in the coming months and quickly joining the new generation of Canadian artists getting noticed in the rising pop scene, Madisyn Gifford has already accumulated over 235K Spotify streams and over 675K Youtube views since her debut release “Without You.” Her music has started appearing on some of Spotify’s top playlists such as It’s a Bop and Indie Pop & Chill, while receiving tastemaker praise from the likes of CLOUT, Exclaim, Indie88 and CelebMix.

Madisyn Gifford


Madisyn Gifford




Started working on pop music in 2019!

# of Albums:

1! My debut album I hate ur guts

Latest Album:

I had an EP called Learning To Exist come out in May of 2021

Latest Single:

Hope You’re Well

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

Sarah McLachlan, Ani Difranco, Taylor Swift, The Cranberries (I can’t just choose one sorry!!)

Favourite musician now:

Right now it’s probably Gracie Abrams but this answer changes weekly

Guilty pleasure song:

One Thing by One Direction (forever my favourite song of theirs)

Live show ritual:

I listen to Taylor Swift in my headphones and drink an herbal supplement that coats your throat called “Resprit”

Favourite local musician:

Right now it’s a band called Babe Corner!

EP or LP?

LP always

Early bird or night owl?

Genuinely both

Road or studio?


Any shows or albums coming up?

I released my first album on January 21st and it’s called “I hate ur guts”. It’s all about the polarizing highs and lows that come with heartbreak and I have never been so excited to share anything in my life! I’m beyond proud of what my team and I were able to create together over the past year and a half.

Where can we follow you?

Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Spotify


Rapid Fire Vancouver Qs

Favourite local restaurant:

PG’s Jamaican Restaurant in White Rock

Favourite street in your city:

Crescent Road in South Surrey because it’s the best place to drive with the windows down blasting your favourite song

Favourite park in your city:

Redwood Park because it’s my favourite place for afternoon walks and I’m in love with the variety of trees that are there to admire.

Favourite music venue in your city:

The Commodore

Favourite music store in your city:

Vinyl records in Gastown



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