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Songs from 'Madilyn Paige' share teen's emotional journey

"Madilyn Paige" includes a half dozen original songs from Utahn and Mormon singer-songwriter Madilyn Paige.
"Madilyn Paige" includes a half dozen original songs from Utahn and Mormon singer-songwriter Madilyn Paige.
Deseret Book

MADILYN PAIGE,” by Madilyn Paige, Highway Records, $7.99

Utah singer-songwriter Madilyn Paige shares an emotional journey in the songs on her EP released earlier this week.

An EP, or extended play, falls between a single and a full-length album, usually having five or six songs.

“Madilyn Paige” includes six original songs and a remix of “Irreplaceable,” all written or co-written by Paige, who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Each song shares a struggle and then an upbeat, positive response to learning from it. In “Irreplacable,” Paige sings about not being seen when surrounded by many people, and responds with a reminder to herself that she is irreplaceable and to “keep my head up.” In “Let it Roll,” she sings about persevering in the pursuit of a dream and, in “Little Things,” keeping priorities in check and remembering the simple things that are important.

The high school student competed on NBC’s “The Voice” last spring and made it to the top 20 contestants, working with Usher and later Blake Shelton during the reality show’s singing competition.

Paige penned one of the songs, "Foolish Game," after her stint on the show, according to Deseret Book. The lyrics share Paige's discouragement at losing and realization that it’s not the end and to keep going.

Paige's album release concert is Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. at the Velour Live Music Gallery, 135 N. University Ave. in Provo.

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