Floridian raised, Meghan is a classically trained opera singer and theater actress who transitioned into a singer-songwriter 7 years ago, after moving to NYC from Orlando. Not planning to pursue music as a career, her path shifted when she became awakened to the musical healing, and spirituality of songwriting. Learning to love the tribulations of life through processing by creating music, She believes that songwriting is cathartic; an emotional band-aid to help heal, and to overcome past obstacles…. Working towards the “small miracles” of joy to help change the world, she hopes to share her instrumental music to help heal, soothe, motivate, and inspire others enduring pain, by giving fans a musical hug and making them feel uplifted and connected to their inner-selves, whilst listening and through introspection.
What is your earliest memory of music? And, how did you get started in music?
My earliest memory of music is sitting around the campfire doing our sing-a-longs on my father's side of the family. We would sing Bee Gees, James Taylor, John Denver, Simon and Garfunkel and it was always just a fun creativity expression as a family. I have been singing since I was 5 basically, but I have always been influenced by music from my father who was a musician. What was the first song you ever wrote? What or who inspired you to start writing music?
I believe the first song I wrote was called "Wrong" when I was 17 and it was quite long...lots of things basically talking about how I was seeing someone I shouldn't be and I do remember one line from it..."You're wrong but it feels so right" haha. Do you play any instruments? If yes tell us about it. If not, do you work with a band or studio musicians? Do you produce your tracks or work with a producer? I play banjo, guitar, ukulele, and piano. I just recently bought and learned to strum the banjo in quarantine. What is your favorite part about being an artist (performing, recording, writing, playing)?
My favorite part about being an artist is the connections you can make with other people. I think it is truly magical that something that you write can make such a big impact on someones life or cause them to go back to a certain memory- happy or sad. Do you have any advice for young women pursuing music? Please note that this information might be used on a separate inspirational section/advice column on the blog as well.
My advice to young women is to go with your gut, and not let any man take advantage of you. If you feel uncomfortable with something, speak up and never EVER apologize for who you are or what you are about. For readers who have never heard your music, can you suggest one or two songs to start with?
I would suggest my new single "How Much Longer" or "Shelter in the Storm" for something more upbeat.
What do you think your strengths are as an artist?
I think I am a very lyrically based writer, and I am really good at connecting to stories in my life and through other people. I have a way of being able to calm and soothe a listener as well as to bring them to tears if that is where they feel they need to go.
Tell us where fans can access your music.
Stream on Spotify.
Find on Apple Music.