MADDIE & TAE did a lot of experimenting before deciding on their band name. And they got dangerously close to choosing a few awful ones. They even looked at paint swatches hoping to come up with something they’d like. TAE DYE says quote, “That’s how desperate we were to find a cool name. [Stuff] like Pearl Iris or Ivory Moon.” At one point they picked Sweet Aliana, a name that MADDIE MARLOW admits was terrible. She says, quote, “That was the worst name ever. [It] was the most childish band name, and our music wasn’t childish.” Fortunately, they made the change at just the right time. She adds, quote, “Right before we got our record deal, we were like, ‘You know what? I think we should just go by our names. Because our music is very honest and transparent.’
“It was hard for us to go by something other than our names. Maddie & Tae just fit us so well.”
Glad they did….
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