Today I want to introduce you to Megan Knight. We talk all about Megan, her music career, her music, 2016, and advice she has been given. Check it out!
NN: Tell us a little bit about yourself. When did your passion for music begin? How did you get into the music industry?
Megan: I have been singing ever since I can remember. My parents have always been really into music; they have always listened to such a large array of it. I can recall Dave Matthews blaring in the house everyday early on in my life, the classical music my Mother would play in the car while we watched the leaves fall, the old school hip-hop on rotation….music has always been very prominent in my life. When I turned 13, I asked for a guitar for Christmas and locked myself in my room for months after I got it. I was so determined to learn the instrument. I learned a few cover songs and my parents encouraged me to play them at a local open mic. After my short performance, I knew that this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. The owner of the shop approached me after I stepped off of the stage and asked if I could come back in a month to play a full two hour show. In the back of my mind, I knew I only had three solid songs but I knew I could learn about thirty more by the time the month was out. I smiled and nodded my head yes. Ever since that moment, I have kept going full force and one opportunity has led to the next. I am beyond thankful for each and every opportunity and for my parents for encouraging my music.
NN: You released your self-titled CD in December of 2015, what was making that like? What was your favorite part of the whole process?
Megan: I had a blast making my first original full length record! I was beyond ecstatic because fortunately, I had the opportunity to record it in Muscle Shoals, AL with Gary Nichols from the Grammy nominated Bluegrass band, The SteelDrivers. I can recall my eyes lighting up from the first moment I stepped into the studio. I couldn’t believe the Jimmy Buffet records on the wall, Jason’s Isbell’s early records hanging alongside and The SteelDriver’s album right with it. So many wonderful artists have recorded there. I couldn’t believe and could barely comprehend that I was actually going to be recording in the studio where so many talented musicians had been. There is so much history that has been made in the studio that I’d be recording in and I knew that I would be learning a lot throughout the whole process. My journey creating the record began in March of 2013 which was when I went down to the Shoals to meet Gary for the first time. We discussed the overall concept of the album, our goals, songs I had in mind to record and what ideas I had to bring to the table. Gary brought in some of the area’s best session players and we got to work. My favorite part of the whole process was working with the studio musicians. I learned so much from them!
NN: How would you describe your music sound? What makes you different from all of the other female singers?
Megan: I would describe my sound as being Alternative/Country/Rock. I think my love for all genres makes me different from other female artists. I like to experiment with new sounds and am very open to trying new things. I am not truly dedicated to any one genre and am always yearning to find something innovative.
NN: What can we expect from you in 2016, new music, tours. etc.?
Megan: I'm looking forward to touring the East Coast in 2016.
NN: What is the best advice you have ever been given in regards to your music career? What advice would you give to someone wanting to start a music career?
Megan: The best advice I have ever been given would have to be to never give up. The advice that I would give to someone wanting to start a music career is to never lose sight of why you started. There are lots of highs and lows in this industry and it is important to keep in mind why you began playing music in the first place. The love for what you do is everything.
NN: Tell us about "Fall For Two". Who were the writers, where did the idea come from, how was the making of the music video?
Megan: I co-wrote “Fall For Two” with Gary Nichols. I was actually inspired to write this song based off of this constant idea that kept reoccurring about writing a song in the perspective of a cheater. I wanted to capture the emotions and decipher the motives behind it. The video captures the overwhelming and confusing manner in a reflective way, but also displays moments in the present time. The girl in the video lives with a man she has been with for quite a while and finds he is ready to propose to her. Meanwhile, she has met another man and is falling for him just as hard as her present boyfriend. She desires to remain loyal and do what's right but she realizes she cannot fight these feelings that she has for the new man. It goes back and forth from memories good and bad with her boyfriend and also dates with the new man she is seeing. The video displays her torn state and her vulnerability. She knows she must choose a man, but the question is, who will she choose?
Megan- Thank you so much for taking the time to do this for me!
Readers- Here are Megan's social media links! Make sure you follow her and check out her music!
You can buy her music on iTunes here and Google Play here.