Sounds | Megan Knight, Take It To The Grave
Het is nog eens tijd voor wat popcountry dacht ik zo, maar dan wel een nummer met een ietwat donker en melancholisch sfeertje, over dingen die je beter onuitgesproken laat. Megan heeft die typische klankleur die zo kenmerkend is voor jongere zangeressen in het genre: de stem komt licht over, maar je merkt al snel dat er een kracht en ruim bereik achter zit, dat deze dame het hier gepast ingetogen houdt, maar ook wel meer aan kan. Take It To The Grave is zo'n nummer om bij te mijmeren, om bij weg te dromen.
Megan Knight is an incredibly soulful and impassioned singer-songwriter, born in Southern New Jersey. The poised influence of her writing reveals a powerful singer willing to risk what it takes to push the limits as far as they will go. Knight's music is strongly defined by its contradiction; which radiates with confidence and vulnerabilities that outline a perfect balance between modern and classic sounds, that pull inspiration from many different genres.
At an early age, Megan knew that she wanted to make singing, songwriting and performing her life-long career. With musical roots that span generations, it was natural for her to work tirelessly to hone a sound that is uniquely hers.
Knight's first original three song EP was released in 2012 at the tender age of 14, which quickly caught the attention of Grammy winning songwriters/producers and engineers in Nashville, TN and Muscle Shoals, AL. Within a few months of the release she was visiting Nashville and Muscle Shoals to find her recording family. She found that in Muscle Shoals, AL where they embraced her as one of their own.
Megan's first full length album, entitled “Megan Knight”, was recorded at The Nutthouse Recording Studio in Sheffield, AL, and released in 2015. This studio album thrust her into the spotlight and she was awarded the 93.7 WSTW's New Artist of the Year, independent artist music award, and was nominated for several songwriting accolades.
Growing as an artist, performer, singer and songwriter, Megan had withdrawn from her local high school to be home schooled (online) to focus on her career. Her travels over those years brought her up and down the east coast on state-to-state tours. These new experiences brought a greater drive to learn more of the production part of the music industry. In 2018, Megan released her first co-produced album, “State of Mind” which earned her top regards with 93.7 WSTW as EP of the Year 2018, and again was nominated for several songwriting and vocal accomplishments. Her single “Fade” off of that EP was picked up by CMT for their show Racing Wives.
In 2019, Megan expanded her music experience by co-writing and recording with one of Nashville's hottest up-and-coming producers. “Bad Decision” is the latest original single released on all streaming platforms and gained instant recognition for its relatability.
You now can hear several self-produced and co-produced covers including “Six Feet Under” (Billie Eilish) “Running Up That Hill” (Kate Bush) and “Heart Shaped Box” (Nirvana) when you log onto your Spotify, iTunes, Google Music or Pandora music apps.
2020 is shaping up to be another exciting year for this steadfast songwriter who is propelling her way into the masses with a new five song EP to release later this year. Now at 23 years old, she has teamed up again with her Muscle Shoals, AL recording family to find her roots and carry her into the next chapter of her career.