Matilda Marigolds (BMI)

Abe Olman Scholarship, 2024

Matilda Marigolds has been called New York City's #1 Cowgirl, with a refreshing yet nostalgic sound that falls in the space between Clairo, Imogen Heap, phoebe Bridgers and Tame Impala. Matilda first fell in love with music as a young child, falling asleep in the back of bars or backstage at her father's performances. As the daughter of a NYC-based drummer, it was almost inevitable Matilda would soon start to forge her own musical path. She is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist – including piano, bass, guitar, drums– as well as producer and engineer who now studies at Berklee College of Music.

Prior to releasing her two latest singles, Time 2 Go (2023) and Jesus Christ (2023), Matilda performed at Bourbon and Beyond earlier this year— sharing a stage with: Alanis Morissette, Japanese Breakfast, Pearl Jam and St. Vincent — and has been credited as the youngest Berklee Popular Music Institute Artist and was recently awarded Berklee’s Best New Artist (2023). When asked who she creates music for, Matilda shared: “I started creating music as a therapeutic endeavor, one that was rooted in my own self-care. I want my music to heal others as it has healed me. I aim to foster a productive and growth-oriented inner-dialogue within my listeners that initiates a new kind of personal understanding and healing.”

When she's not in the studio or performing; Matilda enjoys giving hugs, fashion and vintage curation, eating twice her weight in strawberries, falling in love, and DJing. Matilda's two most recent singles Jesus Christ (2023) and Time 2 Go (2023) received strong playlisting support including Spotify / LOREM and she recently released a 4 song Audiotree Session. Currently she is writing her sophomore album and has plans to release a new EP, Hatchet, in early 2024.