The release of Maggie Lindemann’s debut album, ‘SUCKERPUNCH’ in September of last year was met with strong anticipation and enthusiasm. The full-length chronicles a journey of self-discovery and actualization over the course of its 15 tracks. Lindemann shared, “it’s an unexpected punch, a blow you didn’t see coming. When I was making this, I had those blows in my own life; when I listened to the album back from start to finish, I realized the entire thing was a sucker punch – for myself, for my fans – and I knew it had to be the title.” The album is a culmination of the Texas-born artist’s shift from the more pop-centric sonics that embodied her initial releases that includes her international hit “Pretty Girl”(2016), and into the pop-punk sound that aligns with her own musical inspirations from the likes of Avril Lavigne, Paramore and Sleeping With Sirens. Lyrically, the album chronicles a journey of self-discovery and actualization, touching on loss, love, anger, jealousy and pride. The LP features guest vocals from Siiickbrain on “Break Me!” and Kellin Quinn of Sleeping with Sirens on “How Can You Do This to Me?”. Lindemann also delves into queer love on the track, “she knows it”, which she explained, “I wrote this song about how I liked a girl who had a boyfriend. She would confide in me about how s****y he was and say and do things that would kind of lead me on but then tell me she didn’t ‘mean it like that’…so I was like f**k it, I’m gonna write about it.” Lindemann is on her first headlining tour in support of the debut record and will continue during an international run that will take her through Australia, the UK and parts of Europe.
Maggie Lindemann spoke with B-Sides host Pete Mar on touring and performing live in support of her debut album, ‘Suckerpunch’. She talks about how she handles social media, posting to TikTok and what she might have told her younger self.