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An Interview With Meg Smith

A new single from Meg Smith gives off a refreshing pop vibe with a bright and colorful soundscape that comes in the form of an alternative undertoned banger and it's youthful and endlessly fun feel makes you just want more and more.

"You Make Bad Things Not Suck <3" is incredibly addictive and feels like a summer single with rock guitars, danceable breakdowns, and loads of character.

The track bursts out like an anthemic love song and gives the feel of classic 90's alt-pop radio singles complete with a chorus that sticks with you for days. You'll be singing it in your head without even realizing it.

This is a hands in the air, sing along that just feels good to listen to.

Meg is known for creating pop singles that push the envelope a bit. Breaking down the known walls and boundaries of genres and blending them together to create something fresh. And this song is fresh indeed.

It's always a good thing to hear a song that has heart and still makes you want to get up dance.

With the release of what feels like an instant classic, we wanted to have chat with the artist about the single and find out where it actually came from and what may be next for the artist.

With the release of what feels like an instant classic, we wanted to have chat with the artist about the single and find out where it actually came from and what may be next for the artist.

Here's what happened.

RAG: Okay so let's start with "You Make Bad Things Not Suck". This single has a great almost 90's pop feel to it Where did this track come from?

I was sitting in the studio with my friends Eden and Will, and I couldn’t stop talking about this guy I’d just met. We were in LA, my hometown, and I have such a love-hate relationship with the city. But for the first time, I was okay with the horrible traffic and crazy heat wave— as long as I was with him. I think you can hear how much fun we had writing the song, especially in all the big shouty vocals towards the end.

RAG: So how did this all begin for you? When did you fall in love with music?

I was always writing little songs and coming up with dances as a little kid. But in middle school I taught myself how to play the ukulele (because all the cool girls at my school were in the Ukulele Club), and I started writing songs more constantly from there.

RAG: Who is in your headphones right now?

Anything by Hannah Montana or the 1975

RAG: What inspires you to write a song?

Inspiration comes from everywhere! In New York I’m always overhearing bits and pieces of peoples conversations on the street or subway. Sometimes I take inspiration from my friends and what’s going on in their lives. Or, most commonly, my songs come from whatever the dominant emotion in my life is at the moment. Every once and a while I base a song off of a title I think just sounds cool.

RAG: I'm hearing some great styles on this song. Who are some of your biggest musical influences?

Recently I’ve been really influenced by the music I grew up on- Hannah Montana, the Jonas Brothers, Hillary Duff, etc. Also the music I heard my sister playing growing up- Paramore, Green Day, Weezer, etc. All of those styles are really nostalgic for me.

RAG: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?

I love going to this book store / bar in New York and reading a whole book in one night. Would you say live performances are a big part of what you do? Playing my songs live is one of my favorite things in the world. I’m completely addicted to it!

RAG: This single feels like a lot of work! What sort of advice would you have for up-and-coming artists out there?

Don’t be afraid to try things and see what sticks. Don’t be afraid to embarrass yourself or be cringy. Be kind to every person you work with and surround yourself with other kind, talented people.

RAG: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?

So much new music! And I’m in a TV show! It’s called ‘EZRA’ and it’s on OutTV in Canada & OutTV’s channel on Apple TV in the US.

RAG: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?

Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you you’re quite literally making my dreams come true!!

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