Bass Queen Maddy O’Neal Delivers Soulful, Funk-Infused Sophomore Album ‘Ricochet’


Denver-based artist Maddy O’Neal has been releasing tantalizing singles from her new album for months. Now that her new album Ricochet is finally out, we’re here to report it lives up to the hype.

O’Neal makes her way through all facets of the bass genre on this album. Whether it’s future bass on album opener “The Way Home,” funky trip-hop on “Follow Me Down,” or electro-soul on “Climb On,” O’Neal’s tunes are dynamic, yet cohesive. It’s a treat to see her sound and vision fully realized on this album. This album is also jam-packed with guest features from various icons in the bass music scene, most notably Balkan Bump, Alana Rocklin (STS9), and Benny Bloom (Lettuce), who all bring their A-game.

Here’s what O’Neal had to say about Ricochet:

The experimentation and full trust in my own creative choices were huge in bringing this album to life. I had to break through the noise that was serving as resistance to growth, and I’m so proud of this body of work. It really feels like a journey covering all my artistic bases, from start to finish.

If you dig what you’re hearing on the album, make sure to catch the talented producer at one of her shows in her busy tour schedule this fall. You can listen to Ricochet below, enjoy!

Maddy O’Neal – Ricochet