If you’re lucky, you might experience a time in your life when everything falls magically into place to create a moment and a memory that feels absolutely perfect. That’s exactly what happened when Megan McKenna stepped up to perform her original song ‘This’ on the final of ‘The X Factor: Celebrity’. The passion and power of her voice filled the room and the airwaves, leaving Megan
With over half a million streams across DSPs in just two weeks, including the number 1 on itunes on the day of release, the video for ‘This’ was filmed at the Asylum Chapel in Peckham. It reveals a raw and emotional performance from a reflective Megan with a sprinkling of magic and positivity.
Megan explains, “I chose an abandoned chapel because I wanted to create an ethereal mood for this video. Churches are places of honesty and vulnerability so I felt like that was the perfect environment, to show myself opening up to the world and going on my journey. It’s a very stripped back, emotional performance which shows me finally getting a breakthrough and seeing a bit of light. The glitter represents all the magical things happening in my life and symbolises my emotions. It’s like a wild ride on a rollercoaster but ends on a positive note with the realisation that I’m just a normal vulnerable girl who wants her dreams to come true.”
‘This’ is the first step in a big year for Megan McKenna. She spent much of 2020 making the most of a bad situation by dedicating much of her time to songwriting with huge hitmakers including Toby Gad (John Legend, Beyonce), Mozella (Miley Cyrus, Ellie Goulding, Kelly Clarkson) & Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran, Camilla Cabello). The result is a collection of material which will elevate her career to new heights as 2021 unfolds.