After years of teasing her debut album, Madison Beer’s first-ever LP Life Support is finally out now.
The 17-track record features previously released songs “Baby,” “Boyshit” and her hit single “Selfish.” Speaking to NME, Beer said that she wanted Life Support to prove that she was a “legitimate artist” rather than an Instagram “influencer,” which many might know her as.
“I’d like people to think of me as an artist who stays true to herself,” she said. “And as a mental health advocate, because that’s a really honorable thing that I would really be flattered to take on. I’d also like people to realise that I’m someone who’s been put through the wringer by the industry. It’s been a very long journey for me, and not an easy one, but I’ve come through the other side stronger.”
Life Support also features “Homesick,” a soulful ballad that closes out with a surprise sample from the animated TV series Rick & Morty, which Beer proclaimed her “favorite show ever.” “I wanted to make an album that was just purely ‘Madison,’” she told NME. “Me and my writers were like: ‘What song can we make that no one else could?’ That was the idea the whole way through.”
To celebrate the release of Life Support, Beer appeared on a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform a clean version of “Boyshit,” renamed “I Don’t Speak (Boy).” Watch it here:
And listen to Life Support below: