If you’re lucky, you might experience a time in your life when everything falls magically into place to create a moment and a memory that feels absolutely perfect. That’s exactly what happened when Megan McKenna stepped up to perform her original song ‘This’ on the final of ‘The X Factor: Celebrity’. The passion and power of her voice filled the room and the airwaves, leaving Megan uncharacteristically lost for words shortly before winning the competition.
It’s not a moment that Megan needs to remind herself of. Everyday someone on social media asks, “Are you ever going to release ‘This’?” Inspired by her fans’ love for the song, Megan today unveils the official version of ‘This’ through a new deal with frtyfve records. Listen HERE.
It’s a song in which Megan’s beautiful tone and reflective lyrics combine for a special lightning-in-a-jar moment. It also perfectly encapsulates the journey that Megan and her fans have been on together.
Megan says, “I’ve had so many knock backs which have made me who I am today. Some people might have given up, but it gave me more fire inside and more determination. It’s been a struggle, but I’ve come out stronger and that’s what ‘This’ is about.
What I love about the song is that it can have so many different meanings. For some people it might be about love, happiness, family or friendships. It can be about overcoming any of life’s struggles.”
‘This’ is the first step in a big year for Megan McKenna. She spent much of 2020 making the most of a bad situation by dedicating much of her time to songwriting with huge hitmakers including Toby Gad (John Legend, Beyonce), Mozella (Miley Cyrus, Ellie Goulding, Kelly Clarkson) & Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran, Camilla Cabello). The result is a collection of material which will elevate her career to new heights as 2021 unfolds.
While music has always been Megan’s prime passion, she first came to prominence as a television personality. Yet it wasn’t until 2017’s ‘There’s Something About Megan’ that we really explored the person behind the public persona. The show saw her travel to Nashville to experience the country music scene that she’d always loved and introduced her talents as a musician for the first time.
The show’s success resulted in her debut country album ‘Story Of Me’. Released in 2018, it debuted at #1 on iTunes, knocking Taylor Swift and Pink off the top of the charts. The following year she won ‘The X Factor: Celebrity’, her performances firing her into the iTunes Top 5 during every week of the competition.
Megan has proven her talents in the live arena too, completing two nationwide headline tours plus huge outdoor shows with the likes of Michael Bublé, Alanis Morissette and Ronan Keating. She’s booked to play the main stage at the Isle of Wightfestival this summer, and is also scheduled to support Lionel Richie on his upcoming UK tour.