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INTERVIEW: YouTube Mashup Sensation Megan Davies

1. Hi Megan, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

I’ve been great!  It feels awesome to finally have the Bad Poetry EP out!

2. Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Black and White”?

“Black and White” is one of the most honest songs I’ve ever written. And it kind of sings like a conversation. It feels so natural to play live, cause the words are super true to me.

3. Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

The lyrics mostly come from being in my mid-20’s and being an adult, while not quite feeling like an adult yet. It’s admitting that I have different sides to my personality, and learning that it’s okay to not be perfect.

4. Any plans to release a video for the single?

Hopefully! So far I’ve released 5 acoustic performance videos, but I would love to do a music video for all of the full production songs if I could! I already have a bunch of ideas on that front. “Blind Fools” definitely needs an apocalyptic setting.

(Here are the acoustic performance video links:

Only Us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NNpr5ct_bQ

Black and White: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWDewz5o5qQ

Blind Fools: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsjN4AENwtA

Walk Away: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phg4_OU769U

Bad Poetry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or9C6a02taU )

5. The single comes off your new EP Bad Poetry – what’s the story behind the title?

It has a lot to do with me overcoming my fear of “bad poetry”. I had built up this massive YouTube audience with my covers, and I was afraid to release my own material for the longest time. At the end of the day, it was me realizing “who cares if all of this is bad poetry?”

6. How was the recording and writing process?

I’ve always been writing songs, so the writing process was very familiar to me, but this was my first full-production studio project. So on the recording front, it was a totally new experience. And I completely loved it! We used a lot of live instruments, and it was really cool to take something from the acoustic realm and make it bigger.

7. Do you tend to take a different approach when you are covering with someone else than when you are writing your own original material?

Writing is definitely more of a personal experience than covering songs, but I like to think that I tackle cover songs a little bit differently because I am a writer. I try to make cover songs as personal to me as I can, but ultimately original songs are my own words and experiences.

8. What aspect of adulthood did you get to explore on this record?

Growing up, I always assumed that being an adult means you have everything figured out. That’s obviously not the case for me, and for most people, I imagine! It’s more about becoming okay with the person you’re becoming. It’s a weird stage of life, but it influenced every song on the EP.

9. Any plans to hit the road?

Definitely! I’m going on the road with Boyce Avenue and Madilyn Bailey this fall.  We’re doing a bunch of US and Canada dates.  It’ll be the biggest tour I’ve ever done. Find more here.

10. What else is happening next in Megan Davies’ world?

But I’m super excited to tour this Fall and play songs off the EP and hopefully some new ones! I actually already have a bunch of new songs I’ve been writing. So most likely another EP on the horizon!

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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