Photographer Joshua Shultz www.joshuashultz.com
Stylist Krissie Torgerson
Hair and Make Up Jacob Aguirre
Location Sunset Marquis Hotel
BM: Tell us a bit about your newest album PHANTOM?
MD: I’m really proud of Phantom. When i named the record i meant quite literally the meaning of the word. when someone leaves me, when an emotion leaves me, when i leave a place, the feeling or experience that was once so tangible and so real is gone. i ran around in total cali love and was left with vapors. so….i wrote about them!
BM: Tell us about the inspiration behind your new video for “Stay Together?”
MD: The record is super lush and i was definitely striving to reflect that in all of my visuals. one of my closest friends pried me from my apartment in the early winter this last year as i was finishing the record, and made me come with her downtown to the LACMA. i had never heard of James Turrell, but after seeing his show (i went back TWO MORE TIMES) i was pretty obsessed with the purity and brilliance of his work with light, and Claire Marie Vogel shared in my obsession. i think she truly emoted and really nailed it with this video.
BM: What was it like touring with Fitz and the Tantrums? What other tours do you have upcoming?
BM: What inspires you to make music?
BM: What advice can you give to other aspiring artist out there?
MD: Don’t stop. ever.
Check out the amazing music video for “Stay Together”