The year has started with a bang for Calgary artist Megan Dawson. She released her single “Influence”, and has been making waves with this powerful song.
“Influence” is a song about an infectious love. The kind of love that is electric, that keeps going, and you can’t ignore. You know … that love that you think only exists in the movies until you experience it yourself.
This song showcases Megan’s beautifully soft and emotional vocals. In this song, she is able to transport the listener to the feelings she’s singing about. It’s a testament to her talent, and the amazing songwriting.
“Influence” was written by some of Canada’s songwriting heavyweights. Madeline Merlo, Dave Thomson and Emma-Lee all collaborated on writing this one, and it was produced by Dan Swinimer (Madeline Merlo, Tim Hicks, Jess Moskaluke).
“It’s really cool, because it’s my first time as an artist, singing on a song that I’m not a writer on,” She said in an interview with Worlds Od Country. “But the song came into my world through my producer. He showed me this catalog of songs, and this one was written by Madeline Merlo, Dave Thompson and Emma-Lee and there was just something about the whole concept of the song, the melodies, the hook that really resonated with me stylistically, but also where I was at in my life and where I still am at.”
Be sure to give this song a listen!
About Megan Dawson
From Calgary, Alberta, Megan Dawson is an artist to keep an eye on. In July of 2021, she was nominated for the YYC Music Awards “Solo Artist of the Year.”
She has previously been selected to participate in multiple artist development programs such as Canada’s Music Incubator’s Artist Entrepreneur West professional development program at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (2019), RBC Launchpad Entrepreneur program (2021) and the Canadian Songwriting Challenge hosted by Alberta Music (2020).
We can’t wait to see what’s next for this up and coming artist.
Stream “Influence” by Megan Dawson
As the founder of Front Porch Music, I believe that music has the ability to connect people. I love country music, and I love the country music industry as a whole. My goal is to help music fans find new artists to fall in love with.