Every Monday we will be bringing you an unsigned singer or band as part of our Independent Music Monday feature. This week, we caught up with Megan Lilly find out more about her…
Where are you from and how did you first get into music?
I am from Northampton in the UK. I first got into music due to my Dad being a DJ for 25 years, he played house and hip hop.
Who were your musical influences when you were growing up and who are your influences now?
Growing up I loved any artists with a really unique voice or sound. Dido, Fleetwood Mac, Alanis Morissette, Gwen Stefani, Lily Allen, Nirvana, No Doubt, The Cranberries... this could go on forever. My Mum loved pop and my dad loved bands, so it depended whose car I was in!
My influences now are Nao, SG Lewis, Jorja Smith, Mo, Tove Lo, Kehlani... basically anyone bringing their own sounds forward.
How would you describe your sound?
Electronic Pop Music.
What is your latest single called and what was the influence behind it?
My latest single is called 'Other Boys'... It is a sarcastic childish take on a grown up romance. I like to call it my Tequila Tantrum as I wrote it after a few... In basic terms the song is about rejection.
What’s your local music scene like?
It's cool, MK has some sweet venues such as MK11, Crawford Arms etc and London is only 45 mins so I head down a lot.
What do you have planned for the next 12 months? Any albums or festivals?
I have another single coming soon with a video, it is called 'Green Light'. I am playing a few small local festivals but would love to hit some bigger stages this year!
Is there anyone you’d love to collaborate with?
Childish Gambino... please...
Any funny stories surrounding your live performances?
Not funny... but sort of...
My first DJ show when I was 16 was in Brighton. I went into the booth and told the guy playing I was on next and asked what his last track was so I could prepare my mix into my set. He then said you can't be a DJ you're female... so I went to the owner and relayed his info and he poured a beer all over the DJ and shut the room down... but... I got moved to the main room and the owner made sure he knew I got upgraded to the main room on a better slot and this dude was banned from the club and basically blacklisted in Brighton... WIN.
What is the one thing that you want readers to know about you?
I make music with honest intentions, I am just a huge fan of writing and singing.