You Should Play Madeline Kenney’s “Big One” At Your Wedding

The best love songs make you laugh and cry.

August 15, 2017
You Should Play Madeline Kenney’s “Big One” At Your Wedding Cara Robbins

Oakland singer Madeline Kenney has had quite the professional career already: she has a degree in neuroscience, spent nine years as a baker, and now she works as a voice and piano teacher, a nanny, and runs a small label in San Francisco. Now she's about to release her debut album, the Toro Y Moi-produced Night Night At The First Landing. It comes out September 1 on Carpark imprint Company Records.


Premiering today is the album's third single, "Big One," a spellbinding love song with a steady pace and lots of charming euphemisms. "My other house is your mouth," Kenney croons, waves of guitar pulsing beneath. "I come inside and make myself at home." I want to play this song at my wedding, if I have one.

“I kind of wish I could write about love the way that everybody else seems to be able to,” Kenney wrote in a note to The FADER. “But when it comes down to it, I can't get serious without breaking the tension or setting the stage with some big, dumb, mildly inappropriate joke. I like to laugh at everything, but it doesn't mean I'm not sincere.” Listen below.

Tour dates

8/23/17 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop *
9/2/17 - Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
9/7/17 - San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine #
9/9/17 - Portland, OR @ House Show
9/13/17 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge &
9/15/17 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Entry $
9/16/17 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba %
9/19/17 - Queens, NY @ Trans Pecos
9/23/17 - Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse
9/25/17 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa )
9/27/17 - Austin, TX @ Sidewinder ^
9/29/17 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar ^
9/30/17 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar ^


* with Dent May
& Leather Tramp
# with Vallis Alps
$ with Widowspeak
) with Julie Odell
% with Cameron Avery
^ with Jay Som

Night Night At The First Landing is out September 1 on Company Record Label. Preorder it here.
You Should Play Madeline Kenney’s “Big One” At Your Wedding