“Runner” is the debut single by Dutch indie artist MADOUX. Inspired by Warhaus, Alanis Morisette and Ane Brun, MADOUX started writing songs as a teenager. Coming from a tiny village in the south of the Netherlands she eventually took her bedroom demos to the big city and found her sound with German-born, Amsterdam-based producer Benjamin Rheinländer (Celine Cairo, Dave Buddha). The two diligently crafted the intriguing MADOUX sound and collaborated on a series of tracks of which “Runner” is the first to be released on the new Amsterdam-based boutique label Ivy Records.

In “Runner” MADOUX talks about seeing a change in oneself when you find yourself lost in a toxic relationship. Turning into somebody completely unknown to yourself, you start doing things you’d never thought you’d do. Supported by the haunting production, MADOUX lays bare the delicate struggle of finding the way back to yourself within the noise of somebody else’s beliefs, toxic behavior and actions.


A singer/songwriter who crafts dark and dreamy alt-pop songs, MADOUX is making her debut in 2020 with a first single titled “Runner”. Inspired by Ane Brun, Oscar and the Wolf, Alanis Morissette and Warhaus, MADOUX started writing songs in her teenage bedroom after picking up the old, classical guitar her grandfather had left her. She started writing on a range of subjects, from her parent’s heartbreaking divorce to the ups and downs of teenage love affairs – finding solace in the music and laying bare her inner world for the first time.

She went off to study music at the renowned Rock Academy in the city of Tilburg, the Netherlands, where she deepened her love for indie music, songwriting and singing. She’d grown up in a household full of music, her father a big vinyl collector of bands such as Talking Heads, Fleetwood Mac, and the Beatles, her mum a former singer and big fan of David Bowie – who also introduced her to a range of female fronted acts such as Alanis Morissette and Skunk Anansie. However it was Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” that turned her life around by striking a chord so deep that she realized music would be at the heart of her life moving forward.

In 2018 she took some of her self-recorded demos to Hamburg-born, Amsterdam-based producer Benjamin Rheinlander (Celine Cairo, Dave Buddha) and together they started working diligently on the MADOUX sound – a moody mix of dreamy acoustic instruments, deep electronica and analog synths layered with her distinctively ethereal, spellbinding vocals. Signed to Amsterdam boutique label IVY Records Amsterdam, MADOUX is ready to enter the scene with her carefully crafted sound and intriguing live act in 2020.