This is the very first video release under the name, ‘Maddie Goldberg’. She performed the song ‘Better If We Don’t Speak’, built the 3D model and animated the video. This is a culmination of years of hard work in the music studio and in the animation lab. She wanted to bring together her best effort in all areas to create something strong and emotional. Discover that the 23rd February in Formula Indie
This song was written while I was living in New York, 1 week after the implosion of a toxic relationship at the height of my alcoholism. The chorus’s first line: “Are you so surprised, that I’m crazy about you?” is not a nod to the feeling of being ‘crazy in love’, but ‘crazy out of your mind’. When you’re an alcoholic, you do the irrational without blinking an eye. Recovery saved my life and my priorities. It hasn’t been linear or perfect, but it’s opened my eyes to the fact that what you want isn’t always what you need, and what you want when you’re under the influence is usually quite an illusion. This relationship ended so abruptly that it felt like divine intervention, and that spiritual power won me over in agreement: It really is better if you don’t speak when there’s nothing left to be said. In this kind of situation, the only thing that needs to happen next is the healing of your mind, body and soul.