Thornton Popular Music alumni earn international airplay for “Maggie Dave – Old You”
“Old You,” a single released by pop duo Maggie Dave featuring several Thornton Popular Music alums, aired on Netherlands’ NPO Radio 2 with DJ Giel Beelen. Alumni performing on the track include Tehillah Alphonso (‘20) arranging and performing backing vocals, John C. Schroeder (‘10) and Mallory Hauser (‘19) on guitar, and Ian Wurfl (‘16) on drums and percussion.
The band’s founder, USC alum Sean David Christensen (MVA ’18), spoke to several outlets about the track, which explores the grief of losing touch with someone.
“We were trying to convey the sadness of no longer being able to remember where or when a drift from someone you knew happened,” says Christensen, “but suddenly you find yourself orbiting away.” The music video is directed and animated by Cassie Shao (MFA ’19), an alum from the John C. Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.