[Megan Light]
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[Megan Light]

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF
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"Megan Light CD Release"

"The press materials for Megan Light's new five-song EP suggest comparisons to Sarah McLachlan and Norah Jones, and both touchstones are viable, particularly the latter's breathy, understated vocals. But on the opening track, "Waste It All Away," Light's singing recalls the angelic otherworldly sound of Joanna Newsom, though she's less affected and elfin than the harp-wielding phenom. Light writes dreamy indie-pop songs in which guitar and piano equally share the spotlight, and Black & White features crisp, focused arrangements that never clutter the proceedings. With it's dark, brooding tone and minor-key piano chords, the compelling "Asleep In Our Dreaming" is a standout track, wandering close to Fiona Apple territory (though not specifically to Apple's similarly titled "Sleep to Dream")." - Nashville Scene


Discography

"Weightless" LP released in 2007
"Black & White" EP released in 2009.
Megan Light has received airplay on Nashville's independent radio station, Lightning 100 and Maine's WERU.

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Originally from the northern wilds of Winter Harbor, Maine, Megan Light relocated to Nashville in 2005. Her first studio LP was produced by Robert Reynolds (The Mavericks), released in 2007. Her latest effort, Black & White, is a five song vignette of indie-pop, with Megan's delicate vocal, acoustic guitar and piano the framework for the overall sound. The songs are direct, honest and simple.

"Coming from such a remote corner of the country, I didn't bring a premeditated self-image to Nashville. I just do what I like. It's simple and kind'a naive, really. I hope to keep it that way," Megan says.

Produced by Eliot Houser (Shack Shakers, Old Crow Medicine Show), the new EP includes collaboration with drummer Fred Eltringham (The Wallflowers, Dixie Chicks) bassist Dean Tomasek (Bare Jr., Will Hoge) guitarist-producer Nathan Spears (Stack Magic, Red Letters Project) and cellist Claire Indie (Landon Pigg, Taylor Swift).

"There was a considerable amount of pre-production that went into it. We didn't want it to sound like an over-tracked, overdubbed-to-death recording, so we did some live shows and rehearsals beforehand. I feel we achieved something special, something very listenable for the everyday person," Megan says.