Bill Madden

Singer-Songwriter, Musician & Activist in Lower East Side, New York City

Bill Madden

Singer-Songwriter, Musician & Activist in Lower East Side, New York City

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"His music turns my heart into a fist... Sometimes tears fill my eyes when I hear his songs... Musicians like Bill Madden and albums such as New Religion are very scarce."
- Wim Boluijt, Real Roots Cafe

"New Religion... a stunning combination of bold music and urgent message, perfectly timed for today."
- Patrick O'Heffernan, Music Friday Live!

"New Religion is an album for those of the intellect kind who can appreciate outstanding music arrangement and lyrical Woa!"
- Alexandra Juryte, PEOPLE THAT MATTER

"These stories are born aloft in New Religion by nontraditional instrumentation and unencumbered but subtly complex arrangements that create a landscape that his lyrics trek through. The effect can be ethereal, hypnotic, and seductive... while it retains the poetry and social commentary that are his brand and his internal engine."
- Revolution 360

"It is Madden's at times haunting vocal performance that helps to pull together the different instrumental influences... It is that passion and ability to tell a story which makes this album feel fresh and interesting."
- Chelsea Lewis,

* Read about Bill Madden's music and "New Religion" from Dutch webzine Real Roots Café:

* Read an interview of Bill Madden at Revolution 360:

About Bill Madden:

A politically engaged poet and world citizen, Madden's work reflects an individual in search of truth and justice.

Madden's musical influences are wide-ranging and include the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Sam Cooke, Billie Holiday, Serge Gainsbourg, Son House, Violeta Parra, Silvio Rodríguez, nueva canción and nueva trova. His lyrical influences include the poetry of Dylan Thomas, E. E. Cummings, Pablo Neruda and Arthur Rimbaud, as well as the philosophy of Jiddu Krishnamurti, Joseph Campbell and Albert Camus.

As a social/climate justice activist, Madden is an advocate for human rights and the health of our environment — founding, an environmental news website dedicated to helping protect the planet for future generations. His socially consciousness short films/music videos have received numerous international awards.

"New Religion" is available at