MEG WARREN SHARES A SELF-REFLECTION ON WILD WOMAN
TORONTO SINGER-SONGWRITER, PRODUCER AND ENGINEER RELEASES NEW EP A THOUSAND WAYS TOMORROW
PRE-SAVE EP HERE
Toronto, ON – November 26, 2020 – Toronto-based, Newfoundland & Labrador-born and bred singer-songwriter, producer and engineer, Meg Warren, launches her single, Wild Woman, today. The track is featured on her debut solo EP, A Thousand Ways, out tomorrow, which highlights an array of themes, accompanied by vibrant, cinematic visuals. Meg celebrates the launch early with a sonic self-reflection on Wild Woman to acknowledge her evolution over time, with an illustrated visual by Stephanie Kuse. Watch/listen to Wild Woman and pre-save A Thousand Ways here.
“I wrote this during a particularly dark time in my life. I was reflecting on how I used to be so strong, and bold, and I wasn’t afraid to put myself out there and take risks - but after leaving my old band, I didn’t believe I was capable of that anymore,” Meg says of the inspiration behind Wild Woman. “It was hard to look back at old photos and videos of myself from that time. But the irony is that even just by sharing music again, I’m doing something I was afraid to do - and maybe that part of me isn’t as elusive as I once thought it was.”
Meg co-engineered and produced A Thousand Ways with ECMA-winning producer, Daniel Ledwell. The EP embodies rich songwriting, crisp production, and honest storytelling, with tracks that cover navigating memories or associations with a painful part of your past, marching to your own beat within the hustle and grind, and rediscovering your inner spark.
On the project, Meg says, “I wrote this collection of songs as I was going through a major life change and re-evaluating who I was. I spent most of my 20s working obsessively in the music industry, and as I turned 30 I was battling depression and leaving a band that was my whole identity up until that point. This EP is the story of that time, and the subsequent realization I had - happiness is the bottom line, and there are many different ways to a happy life.”
If I Can’t Do It The Way I Want, Then I Don’t Want To Do It At All – a song about living on your own terms, outsidesocietal pressure – features an incredible lyric video created by artist Paloma Dawkins. Meg announced the EP with her emotive, riff-heavy single, Bomb, alongside a stunning visual directed, filmed and edited by Wild Black. Watch Bombhere. The visual is a DIY collaboration between Meg and Wild Black, resiliently working around pandemic-based restrictions that arose to challenge the production. Bomb was filmed over two days with an iPhone Xr and JVC Camcorder, capturing the lo-fi aesthetic they had envisioned for the 90s grunge, guitar heavy, Weezer-inspired song, reminiscent of the music videos Meg and Wild Black watched growing up.
With an extensive list of accolades (read on below), dive into A Thousand Ways as Meg continues her music journey and stay tuned for what’s in the works.
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.
Listen to A Thousand Ways here
Watch Wild Woman