Maggie Lindemann is the poster child for Generation Z musicians. Born in Dallas and raised in San Antonio, the 18-year-old singer got her start singing in her church choir at the humble age of four. Taking advantage of our world’s ever-growing emphasis on social media, she took time in Junior High to record and post videos of herself singing to the social media app KEEK, where she quickly amassed a huge following. After signing to a label and moving to LA, Lindemann locked herself up in a studio to develop new material and herself as an artist. She also continued to develop her socials, where she now has over 1.5 million followers.
Lindemann’s track “Knocking On Your Heart” made it to the Top 20 of iTunes Top Alternative Songs. Her 2016 single “Things” trended worldwide on Twitter and made its way to the prominent Top 50 Viral Worldwide playlist on Spotify. With a massive fan base to back her, Lindemann is basically too big to fail—her talent doesn’t hurt either. We spoke to the social media queen and growing pop starlet about how she keeps herself looking stylish for all the world to see.
Paste: Is fashion something you’ve always been interested in or is it more of an afterthought?
Maggie Lindemann: I’ve always loved fashion, ever since I was a little girl! I used to want to be a fashion designer when I was younger, actually. I had a book that I would draw out ideas on, and then go get fabric and glue it on.
Paste: How would you describe the clothing people wore where you grew up?
Lindemann: Everyone had a different style where I grew up cause of the different friend groups. There were the country kids, preppy kids and the skater kids.
Paste: Who are some of your style idols?
Lindemann: Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Lana del Rey.
Paste: Is there a movie, TV show or music video that’s had a large influence on your sense of fashion?
Lindemann: I don’t think so, I think my style comes more from music and my personality.
Paste: Do you dress any differently in your normal day-to-day than you do onstage?
Lindemann: Yes, very different! I try to dress in stuff that I’m more comfortable with on stage so that I only have to worry about the singing, and that’s it.
Paste: Do you feel that you dress more for yourself or for others?
Lindemann: Definitely for myself. When I’m not dressed up exactly how I wanna look that day, I get upset.
Paste: If you had to sum up your style in three words, what would they be?
Lindemann: Dark, rock and street.
Paste: What is the worst fashion trend that ever existed?
Lindemann: Probably these ugly shoes called Chacos. Everyone wore them in school and I always hated them.
Paste: How does fashion relate to music?
Lindemann: I think they relate super closely. If you’re singing about being a bad bitch, you’re most likely gonna dress like one, too. I feel like you are what you listen to.