Well hello there, welcome back to Purple Melon for yet another installment of unmissable new music. Our latest discovery has taken us to the sunny western shores of America, yep Los Angeles is delivering the goods once again as you’ll hear in ‘Heathrow’, the new single from Madison Margot.
This American singer and songwriter has faced her fair share of emotional strife over the past two years, splitting her time between London and Los Angeles due to her long-distance relationship. While for some that jet-setting life might seem like roses, it’s also one of heartache and once place, more than any other, that has become a symbol of this struggle is London’s Heathrow Airport. As Margot bittersweetly sings “heaven ends when our lips part of the terminal”, depicting that pain of separation from her loved one.
Produced by Tone Def (Green Day, Santana, Charli Adams), ‘Heathrow’ is ultimately a comforting escape from the world; a guitar-led dose of inspirational pop.
“I wrote Heathrow about long-distance relationships. The anxiety that comes with counting down the miles until you have to kiss your lover goodbye at the airport. I have spent the past couple years between London and my home Los Angeles, and Heathrow has become a very important setting in my story. Such an iconic airport that I have a love/hate relationship with! I am so proud of this song because of how it unfolds line by line. How the chorus throws a tantrum. How the verses bring attention to small details such as the music being listened to and the typical English weather. But no matter how specific it is, it is ultimately a song about just wanting to be with your love!”
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