Rett Madison Unveils Kiki (Rett’s Take)

Opening up fearlessly once again, Los Angeles-based vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rett Madison has unveiled Kiki (Rett’s Take). Kiki originally graced Rett’s acclaimed 2023 sophomore album and Warner Records debut, One For Jackie, as a collaboration with Iron & Wine. However, she opted to strip the song back to its bare essence with nothing more than acoustic guitar and a plaintive, pensive, and powerful solo vocal performance. Her vulnerable delivery instantly strikes a chord as she assures: “Kiki, don’t you listen to their lies. It was a gift being the mother in your life.” As a tribute to her late mom Jackie, the Mother’s Day release of the track proves significant for the songstress.

Rett Madison

Rett Madison (Mikayla Miller)
Rett Madison (Mikayla Miller)

About Kiki (Rett’s Take) she said: “When I was growing up, my mom nicknamed me “Kiki”. After she passed away unexpectedly, I didn’t have closure. I wrote “Kiki” from my mom’s perspective and imagined what she’d want to tell me if she could speak with me now.”

Check out Kiki (Rett’s Take) below:

It lands on the heels of the recent fan favorite Apocalyptic Folk Song. Next up, Rett will appear on CBS Saturday Morning/Saturday Sessions on 1st June for an interview and multi-song performance. Later in the month, she’ll be supporting Trousdale in Chicago at Lincoln Hall, before her performances at Americana Music Fest and Austin City Limits this fall.

Keeping busy this year, she just performed a string of shows alongside John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats and Bailen, in addition to a headline tour throughout the Midwest. In February, she notably graced the stage of Carnegie Hall at The Piano Recital with Mandy Moore, Margo Price, Meg Duffy, and others.

In 2023, she delivered One For Jackie, featuring lead singles One For Jackie, One For Crystal, Skydiving and Fortune Teller. Watch Madison’s performance of standout Flea Market on Late Night with Seth Meyers below:

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