Indie Spotlight: Quigley

Posted in News on April 21, 2015
Photo: Jordan Voth

For Quigley, there are no boundaries when it comes to music. Growing up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she was inevitably influenced by Prince, but she also credits fierce females from across the pond like Kate Bush, the Spice Girls and Imogen Heap as shaping her brand of experimental electro-pop. Known for mashing up everyone from Miley Cyrus and Meat Loaf to Color Me Badd and Taylor Swift, Quigley is also that rare breed of one-woman-machine that writes, produces, and belts out ethereal notes.

In her whimsical new single “Lost Again,” Quigley muses about the process of growing older – and offers comfort instead of dread. “Wouldn’t it be nice if we never had to grow up?” she said to SPIN recently about her new track. “I used to get swallowed up in that thought a lot. This song offers another perspective, that change is good and also very inevitable so you might as well embrace it. Sometimes, that’s easy to do on your own and other times you need a little encouragement.”

Likewise, her self-produced video for “Post Post Apocalypse” celebrates the verve of youth by featuring young breakdancers in the streets of Los Angeles. “I had this aha moment in bed one night while I was brainstorming what to do for this video,” she told All Things Go of her visual piece. “I was thinking about the type of content that usually goes viral on YouTube, and it often has to do with freakishly talented cute kids. Then, I realized we have a plethora of them here in L.A. It really would have been a shame not to take advantage of that.”

Brimming with the kind of quirky synths, catchy hooks and playful, staccato vocal samples that have become her signature sound, Quigley’s new EP Initium (out May 8) is proof, as she puts it, “that there’s no end to what one person and their laptop can create.”


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