Listen to Madison McFerrin’s a cappella tune, “Insane”

The daughter of Bobby McFerrin is striking out as an artist in her own image—with only a looping device and her voice.

Madison McFerrin is her father’s daughter. Because it sure sounds as though her dad, Bobby “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” McFerrin, has taught her a thing or two about music. The intricate vocal harmonies on “Insane,” off her recently released EP Finding Foundations: Vol II, is proof.

Blending R&B, soul and ‘adult contemporary’ vocal jazz, the sultry tune is all about Madison’s husky pipes. She layers lead melodies, counterpoints, hushed rhythms and backup crooning all by herself—a nod to her Grammy-winning dad’s career. “Insane” may be about sex, but the solo intimacy of the track makes it more about power than pliancy.

To match, the up-and-comer has just dropped a sensual video for the tune. And it’s pretty much a live-action version of a Georgia O’Keeffe painting, with bouquets of flowers blooming over suggestive sections of Madison’s prone body.


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