MEG WARREN DROPS A BOMB ON THE PAST IN NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO
WATCH VISUAL DIRECTED, FILMED AND EDITED BY WILD BLACK
NEWFOUNDLAND-BORN TORONTO SINGER-SONGWRITER, PRODUCER AND ENGINEER TO RELEASE NEW EP A THOUSAND WAYS NOVEMBER 27
Toronto, ON – October 16, 2020 – Toronto-based, Newfoundland & Labrador-born and bred singer-songwriter, producer and engineer, Meg Warren, shares a cinematic visual for her single, Bomb, today. Directed, filmed and edited by WildBlack, the moniker of multidisciplinary artist, Elsa Gebremichael, Bomb is about navigating memories or associations with a painful part of your past. Watch the video here.
“You could hear or see one tiny reminder – an Instagram post, a casual reference in a conversation, a text – and it sets off this wave of internal panic or fear or shame that hangs over you all day,” Meg says. “It's like a bomb going off in your mind or your heart."
The visual is a DIY collaboration between Meg and Wild Black, resiliently working around pandemic-based restrictions that arose to challenge the production.
“We shot the video over two days with an iPhone Xr and JVC Camcorder which really captured the lo-fi aesthetic we had envisioned for this 90s grunge, guitar heavy, Weezer-esque song. I wanted to make something reminiscent to the music videos we watched on Much Music growing up,” Wild Black says.
“Filmmaking, music video creation as well as music production and recording, etc. can feel daunting and overwhelming to beginners, especially to BIPOC and Queer beginners, who are consistently underrepresented in this industry and I think it's important to show that with minimal / more accessible gear and being self-taught, you can still create something fun, unique and meaningful.”
Bomb is the first single from Meg’s forthcoming EP, A Thousand Ways, set for release on November 27. Meg debuted the song as part of a performance during the virtual edition of Lawnya Vawnya , and co-engineered and co-produced the entire project with ECMA-winning producer, Daniel Ledwell.
About Meg Warren
Meg Warren has been writing hooks for most of her life. Whether it was winning provincial music composition contests when she was a kid in Newfoundland, to grinding it out in bars across Canada during her time in her award-winning band Repartee, to now hushing hundreds with a powerful stark melody in a downtown performance space - the venues may be different, but one thing stays the same - melody. After starting the multiple award-winning band Repartee in 2009, they criss-crossed Canada for 8 years, driving the van to hundreds of shows across the country. Her time in Repartee lead her to stadium shows with the likes of Mariana’s Trench and Shawn Hook, to festival stages with Weezer and Ok Go, to loading in and giving it all to any (and every) grimy bar in Canada that would take them. A high point in her career came in 2016 when what started as a little song idea about fighting for the people you love called Dukes became the most added song across all radio formats across Canada in July of that year. Repartee would go on to win the 2017 Indie Music Award for Pop Artist/Group of the year.
Now, as a solo artist and songwriter, Meg has already made some impressive strides, including a co-write with Alan Doyle and juno-nominated Fortunate Ones, which can be
found on the latter’s 4-time ECMA-nominated album, Hold Fast. She also co-wrote LeRiche’s single, Hair Elastic, last year.
Continuing her versatility in music - Meg has begun work as a producer and engineer – both co-producing and co-engineering her upcoming EP, A Thousand Ways, with ECMA-winning producer Dan Ledwell. She also engineered, mixed, and co-produced Newfoundland singer-songwriter Virginia Fudge’s upcoming EP, which is slated for an early 2021 release. From her early days cold calling venues a lifetime away from her apartment in St. John's to grimy east coast dives to arenas and now the recording studio – Meg's persistence and drive is unwavering as she embarks on another chapter in already an impressive career. She can't wait to see what's next.
A Thousand Ways Tracklisting
If I Can’t Do It The Way That I Want, Then I Don’t Want To Do It At All
A Thousand Ways
You Don’t Know Who I Am
Watch Bomb: youtu.be/YhuYUU71jZo
Listen to Bomb: distrokid.com/hyperfollow/megwarren/bomb
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