Here's some stats you need to know about Maggie Lindemann: she's 18, has 2.2 million Instagram followers, over 15 million monthly listeners on Spotify and one single sitting sweet in the UK top charts, Pretty Girl, with the video being watched over 20 million times on YouTube alone. It's safe to say that this US teen is on the incline and fast becoming the new darling of the pop world.
As every savvy songstress knows, great tunes and memorable lyrics are no longer enough to make an impact on a global scale. A strong social presence helps, as does a signature, instantly-recognisable look. Maggie's comes courtesy of Nineties-inspired hair styles (braids, top knots with parted strands left loose), doll-like lashes, high-precision cat-eye flicks and pouty nude lips, while her wardrobe centres around borrowed-from-the-boys sportswear pieces mixed in with slip dresses, chokers and leather minis. Think of her style as the love child of Kendall
and Kylie's wardrobes.
Here, get to know the girl behind the music as we talk influence, the thrill of performing for thousands and her dreams of travelling the globe.
You've been spending some time in London over the summer, what's your favourite thing you've done here?
I absolutely loved Duck & Waffle! I know that choosing a restaurant might sound dumb but I had such a good time there, and it's so beautiful.
In five words, how would you describe your music to someone who has never heard it before?
Sultry but fun pop music.
How does the music you make influence your own style?
I think whatever I'm going through at one time or another has an influence on what kind of music I make and my style. So, if my music is more bright and happy, then I'll be wearing brighter, happier clothes. But if it's sad, I like to dress pretty grunge.
Who or what are your biggest inspirations?
My biggest inspirations are the people who have made a mark and a name for themselves, but have always stayed true to themselves. I admire genuine people.
What's the most worn item in your wardrobe?
Oh gosh probably my white Nike Air Force trainers.
Who do you admire in the music industry?
Lana del Rey and Miley Cyrus, definitely.
You have a huge social following, does the pressure of that ever get to you?
It does sometimes, but for the most part I try to keep what's on my social media and my real life pretty separate so they don't mix.