Hey Megan, Can you tell us about your new single “Moonlight”?
Moonlight is a song about my senior prom night – I ended up leaving the prom early with my date and some of our friends. We drove to Baltimore (a city about 90 min away) and spent the night exploring. Looking back, we didn’t make the safest decisions, but to this day, it’s the most free I’ve ever felt.
What’s the process of writing one of your songs?
For me it always starts with the music – maybe a short guitar part or melody. Then it’s just about feeling out what the tone is and what I’m trying to say.
You made a name for yourself in the music industry by posting cover videos on YouTube. What’s the process of choosing a cover song for you to sing?
When I first started doing covers, I leaned toward choosing popular songs that were newly released. It was a great way to get my name out there since so many people were searching for those songs. Nowadays, it’s just about creating the best music I can – so I try to find songs I vibe with or know I can put my own spin on.
Why did you decide to start posting on YouTube? & What’s the benefits of having a following on such a huge platform like YouTube?
My younger sister talked me into posting my first cover video on YouTube. I was reluctant at first because I’m a perfectionist and didn’t think it was good enough – like “what do I know about making videos?” But she pushed me to get out of my comfort zone, and it ended up being life changing.
There’s a lot of benefits to having a YouTube following, most importantly being able to make a living as a creator. But just having a community and audience that’s supportive of your work is incredibly motivating.
You have also created a huge social media presence for yourself. Why do you think social media is so important for singers today?
Today, musicians have to put themselves out there more than ever. Everything is so much more visual and people want to get to know the person who sings their favorite songs. There’s definitely pros and cons– but I’m happy to have people engaged and following my story.
With a massive following already your supporters must have a name for themselves. Does your fan base have a name?
Haha I don’t know that there’s been anything official declared. But I recently started a section of my website called the MADlove Fam Community. MADlove Music is the name of the record label I started, and it comes from my initials – Megan Ashley Davies. It’s been a really great way to communicate and reward all the people supporting me over the internet.
How do you want your relationship to be with your fans?
I hope they can listen to my music and have it connect with their own lives. Growing up, I had songs I would cry to, songs I would dance to in my bedroom, and songs I would blast during a long road trip. Hopefully in the same way, I can be a soundtrack for someone else’s life.
What was the craziest fan encounter you have had?
Most of my in-person fan encounters have been really nice so far – but I’ve received my fair share of crazy poetry haha.
What social media platform do you use most to stay connected to your fans?
My favorite right now outside of YouTube is Instagram.
You recently performed for Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya & the creators of The Greatest Showman and attended the films premiere in New York City, can you tell us a little bit about what that experience was like?
The whole thing was surreal – it still feels like it was a dream. When I was performing, I tried my hardest to pretend like they were just normal people…but you can only trick your brain for so long haha! But it was an unforgettable experience and they were all super kind and supportive.
What’s an average day for “Megan Davies” look like?
Depending on what project I’m working on, it’s busy mix of rehearsals and studio time. I’ve started building my own home studio over the past few years and it’s been really nice to wake up, make some tea, and get to work. I also like to squeeze in a workout and if I have the time, sit outside and read.
What goals have you set out for yourself in your career and in your personal life?
I’ve always had a goal of being able to fill a theater in any city around the world. That’s a big one for me.
How has this whole music career experience been?
It’s a bit of a marathon at times, but also incredibly rewarding. I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else.
Do you have any last things you want to tell your supporters?
Thank you for listening! It’s because of you I get to do what I do.
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to do this interview with me.