We sat down with up-and-coming country star Megan Knight to walk us through her latest EP titled My Drama. Beginning at just 13 years old, Knight has had quite the musical journey.
BTS: What was the musical process like for your EP My Drama?
Knight: I went in the studio with a blank slate and open mind with my co-writers James LeBlanc and Jimmy Nutt. I had a few titles in mind and some lyrics in my notes. I’m a very spiritual person – every time I write, it feels like a spiritual process. It kind of just flows from my deep rooted, subconscious mind. It feels like my writing comes from somewhere else.
BTS: Who/ what’s the inspiration behind your EP? What is the overall theme?
Knight: My EP walks you through the 5 stages of grief. Listeners can put on the record, and it’ll walk them through the storm until they are healed. I hope that’s what they take away from the EP.
BTS: What was the process like for your title track, “My Drama”?
Knight: I knew this was the title track. Bringing this song to life was so fun! It was my first fully produced music video – we did it in Nashville. It was the feeling I needed to keep going. Things are starting to happen and I’m so thankful. “My Drama” changed my career and helped in my personal life. Music is a form of therapy for me and I feel like it can help a lot of people out, too.
BTS: What about “Hard Way to Go”?
Knight: I wrote this one completely by myself. It’s about me starting out when I was 13 years old. I left high school early – I missed out on the socialization aspect. It was a lonely road for me and I often felt misunderstood. I never really felt like I fit in with people my age.
BTS: Let’s talk about “Novocaine”.
Knight: I had this title forever – it’s the same realm as “Take It to the Grave”. It’s that point where you reach acceptance. Healing is not linear and if you love someone you’ll make it work no matter what. Accept people for their flaws! I hope you accept me for who I am.
BTS: How about “Easy to Forget”?
Knight: I had the title and idea, and a few opening lines. I didn’t think much of it – this song is kind of an afterthought for me. But, some people love it! The synth player added a part that reminded me of Stranger Things, and that piece brought the whole song alive.
BTS: And what about the final track “Take It to the Grave”?
Knight: I’ve had this title since I was 14 – I found this one captivating. It was a cathartic process. I was always looking for a song about confrontation and this is it for me. It’s a song about complete confusion – it felt very therapeutic. It’s my favorite song on the EP!
BTS: How has your childhood/ personal life impacted your music?
Knight: I feel like from a young age, I’ve always been at a different place than my friends. That’s reflected in my music because it’s only just now that I’m seeing my growth from a personal standpoint. I was so invested in my music that I never had much of a social life – I haven’t seen much besides work.
BTS: How would you describe your sound?
Knight: Vulnerable, raw, honest – that’s from a writing standpoint. If we’re talking genres, I’d say country/ pop/ rock/ alternative. I have a lot of musical influences, so I try to blend them together. I could never fit in if I tried – my music is unapologetically myself.
BTS: What can we expect from you next?
Knight: I will be releasing a new single and music video later this year! I will need some fan participation if anyone wants to join – I’m so excited for that. And all my tour dates are on my website.
BTS: What are you most excited for in the future?
Knight: I am excited to see how everything naturally unfolds! You can’t really predict anything in the music industry.
BTS: What final message do you want to send to fans and listeners?
Knight: I guess never feel weak for being vulnerable. Always unapologetically be yourself.
We can’t wait to watch Knight take the country world by storm with more music, more wisdom, and more love!
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