Megan Black - Fur Coat Queen
After receiving singing lessons as a gift from one of her family members who over heard her singing at age fourteen, Megan has been writing her own music and performing it ever since. She got her first ever paid gig when she was only fifteen and since then has performed in venues across Scotland including: King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, La Belle Angele and The Hug and Pint.
She has taken inspiration from artists from many genres (mainly jazz, rock, blues, pop) which helped to create her unique sound of a new take on old styles.
As she grew as a songwriter her interests in spirituality, philosophy and literature began to seep into her work. Her ‘hippy’ stage persona developed from influences such as Stevie Nicks and Florence Welch.
Throughout her teenage years she began to discover more about her sexuality and sexual orientation and felt it was important that this was included in her music. She has performed at LGBT events and incorporated a drag aesthetic into her stage presence through her fashion. Intertwining feminine and masculine identities, much like Lady Gaga and David Bowie, has allowed Megan to challenge stereotypes and the representation of both genders.
Her new single ‘Fur Coat Queen’ is primarily a way of her understanding her sexuality and being able to love herself.
Megan also explained it “represents the empowerment I receive from other people and, in particular, other women. In this day and age, women tend to battle against one another, especially on the likes of social media and even within the music industry. My experience has taught me that when women support one another, it can really be so powerful.”
The aim of this song is to inspire other women to love themselves and work together to gain the recognition they rightfully deserve.
Up and coming events:
Megan Black at Midnight Breakfast Club – 06 April 2019
Supporting Ben Inglis at Midnight Breakfast Club – 20 April 2019
Supporting The Bright Skies at The Mash House – 04 May 2019
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