Megan Black shares punchy new single Just For Fun
Fiery, emotive and infectious, Megan Black has shared her new single Just For Fun. Out now, the track marks a further evolution in Megan’s sound, matching distinctive, soaring vocals and chunky riffs with striking songcraft.
Produced by Mark Morrow (Vistas, swim school, Wrest), Just For Fun showcases Megan’s ability to expertly weave her own experiences of sexuality and mental health through a beguiling culmination of rock, blues and jazz, resulting in a remarkably rich and assured sound.
“I find comfort in my own pain, and freedom in the mess I’ve made,” Megan sings, pitting punchy instrumentation and infectious melodies against disarmingly honest lyricism as she explores the ways in which we can become accustomed to living with pain inflicted by trauma.
Speaking on the single, Megan said: “The song is about being comfortable with trauma. Most of mine comes from things that people consider ‘fun’ such as sex and relationships. Just For Fun is about how we can become so used to pain that we begin to live in a cycle of being self-destructive.”
Since Megan dropped her 2019 debut single ’Fur Coat Queen’, she’s drawn on her own life to inform tracks that navigate prominent contemporary issues. Her acclaimed debut album Deadly Is The Woman, which was released earlier this year, furthered this, offering a powerful exploration of societal prejudice and gender conventions over a rich current of ‘70s inspired sounds.
Praise for Megan Black’s debut album Deadly Is The Woman:
‘An album of true grit, determination, of sexual certainty and the whisper of magic’ LIVERPOOL SOUND & VISION
‘One of the finest young singer-songwriters working in Britain today.’ OUT NEWS GLOBAL
‘If Janis Joplin, Hendrix, and Joni Mitchell formed a supergroup, sonically this is where Megan sits.’ CLUNK MAG
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