Pop Nerd Lounge: She's Electric - Megan Nadin
This week in the lounge is the beautiful Songstress and Songwriter, Megan Nadin! We discuss her journey from teaching in Cambodia to becoming a Singer-Songwriter fulfilling her mission to be an honest and authentic voice to those in need. We breakdown a track off her EP, “This Was Then,” and talk about her recent single, “Heartless Heartbreak.”
Singer and Songwriter Megan Nadin Discusses Debut Album & Spreading Positivity
Megan Nadin is a singer-songwriter born and raised in Thunder Bay, Canada with a truly identifiable voice, often described as a mixture of Adel and Sia. Her mission is to provide an authentic voice to those in need and to provide hope through altruistic platforms. Megan used to be an elementary school teacher and even taught children in Cambodia before this rising artist began her musical journey in 2017. Megan’s new single “Joker,” was inspired by the film of the same name because she was moved by the film’s unmasking of societal issues, such as mental health, bullying, and how people treat one another.
Naluda Interview With Megan
While Megan’s vocal prowess and ability to emote is often interpreted as a seasoned professional, many are surprised to learn this emerging artist only began her musical journey in 2017.
Megan talks about quarantine madness, her latest single "The Joker", her inspirations & more!
Victoria G Interview
Megan Nadin talks about music, singing, influences, and Lady Gaga
I’ve had a love for singing, songwriting and music since I was a little girl. I used to dream about what it would be like to share my songs and perform them live. With that being said, the idea of pursuing my passion for singing and music openly always seemed so far fetched. I had this idea that I wasn’t good enough. I used to look at huge pop stars and think “that’s not me” or “I couldn’t do that.” Thankfully, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized it’s not about trying to be or look like anyone else. All I can do is try to be the best version of me.
dHarmic Evolution Podcast
Today we will have a glimpse of Megan’s life, music, and her debut album “This Was Then”. All the way from Thunder Bay, Canada, Megan moved to the music city last January. This emerging artist has a very unique and original sound, with her voice being her main instrument, it is a surprise to many that she only started her music career in 2017. Her mission is to change lives by being an honest and authentic voice to those in need and providing hope through altruistic platforms. This is very palpable to Megan’s life because she was a teacher before she pursued her career and passion for music.
Pipeman Interview With Megan Nadin
Pipeman interviews Canadian singer, Megan Nadin. Listen as they talk about the new single "Beautiful Things," and how her music reflects moments in her life. They also discuss her passion to make a difference in this world, broken relationships, the nostalgia of listening to a full album, and learning to love yourself first.
Debbie’s “On The Verge” With Megan Nadin
What a pleasure speaking with Megan Nadin! Her new EP, “This Was Then” is filled with songs that run the full spectrum of emotions, and I really think you’ll like her music! When I found out she was from Canada, I was hoping she would say she liked Bryan Adams (she did!) but she surprised me with the artist she’d love to collaborate with, and her reasons why. Check out our interview, give her a follow on socials, and become a fan of Megan Nadin!
More In Common Podcast
Megan Nadin is a singer-songwriter born and raised in Thunder Bay, Canada with a truly identifiable voice, both captivating and inspiring. Her mission? To be an honest and authentic voice to those in need. To provide hope through altruistic platforms, which she knows can and will change lives. While Megan’s vocal prowess and ability to emote is often interpreted as a seasoned professional, many are surprised to learn this emerging artist only began her musical journey in 2017.
POP VOCAL SONGSTRESS MEGAN NADIN PREMIERES EMOTIONALLY HAUNTING “THE JOKER”
Canadian pop vocal songstress Megan Nadin’s vocal style is radio-ready to rocket up the charts. What makes her even more powerful is that she genuinely cares about the songs she writes. She wants her songs to be used for positive change: “‘The Joker’ highlighted the realities that many people deal with when it comes to mental health and bullying.”
Nadin worked with Grammy award-winning producer Keith Thomas (Amy Grant, Selena, Whitney Houston) on her seven-track debut EP This Was Then. Thomas says “Five minutes with Megan and you know she’s an authentic and approachable artist. Her gifts are multifaceted in that she has a unique vocal quality that is certainly identifiable—and she’s a gifted songwriter. Megan approaches her music with a tender heart and vulnerability—which is the thread that runs through each song.”
Although Nadin’s brassy vocal tone and bold sound displays the qualities of a seasoned performer, this Thunder Bay, Canada powerhouse first stepped into pursuing a full-time career as a recording artist in 2017. With singer-songwriter grandparents who spent time performing in choirs, Nadin was raised among a musical family that instilled in her the power of music to be used as a beacon of hope and inspiration. The catalyst that fueled her passion to pursue this harmonic journey can be anchored to a trip to Cambodia. Transformed by the spirit of the children she taught, Nadin found the strength to embrace her creative gifts. With the guidance of Thomas in this past year of uncertainty, Nadin has used her talent to share honest and impactful music with fans across the globe.
Megan Nadin Brings Us New Holiday Classic ‘ I’ll Be Home for Christmas’
Megan Nadin will have you longing for a Yule log and reminiscing on holiday memories with her latest release I’ll Be Home For Christmas. Nadin channels her Sia meets Adele vocal style into this emotive adaptation of the holiday classic.
Megan shares about the new single, “This song feels extremely personal to me this year,” says Megan. “Covid has kept me and many people around the world from seeing their loved ones over the course of 2020. This holiday season, I, along with many, will finally get the opportunity to reconnect with the people and places that feel like home and that’s what this song is all about.”
Megan turned to Grammy award winning Keith Thomas (Amy Grant, Selena & Whitney Houston) to produce this Christmas season staple.
“Megan delivers a pristine vocal performance on one of my all-time favorite Christmas Classics,” says Keith Thomas.
Megan and Keith previously worked together on her seven-track, debut EP, This Was Then which was released this fall. The project featured her lead single The Joker, a track inspired by the 2019 film starring Joaquin Phoenix.
Thunder Bay singer songwriter releases Christmas song recorded in Nashville during pandemic
When Megan Nadin left Thunder Bay, Ont. for Nashville, Tenn., last January, she was very excited.
For the Thunder Bay singer/songwriter, this move was going to be the start of a new chapter in her career, where she could focus on her writing and recording, while working with some of the best producers in the business.
Nadin had a couple of weeks to get settled, and enjoy the rich musical landscape for with the Music City is famous.
Then, the pandemic hit.
"I got there just before it got crazy," said Nadin. "When it all first started, we just all kept away from each other for the first few weeks just to make sure we were all good."
Nadin said just about everything music related initially shut down in Nashville, including the studios. However, over time, she began to work with a small group of people, and started to do some recording.
"I'm really lucky that the people I work with are very safe," said Nadin. "I didn't anticipate having to be locked down for so much of the time that I was down there. And it kind of changed how things I think would have played out, but I'm not disappointed that they played out as they did."
In September of 2020, Nadin released a group of seven songs called This Was Then. The songs were mostly ones she had in her pocket when she came to Nashville, and showcased both her powerful vocal style and writing chops.
Nadin said she is now focused on writing all new material.
"I'm writing a lot with a man named Keith Thomas," she said. "He has worked with the likes of Whitney Houston and Selena, and Barbra Streisand...so it's really, it's been a blast working with him."
Nadin has just released a Christmas single, and the subject of the song is a timely one, since she has just returned to her hometown for the first time since January.
"I decided to do 'I'll Be Home for Christmas'," said Nadin. "I was just thinking about what song might best fit and it felt like the right one because, I've been away for so long and I'm home for the holidays. And I think the song has a little bit of an extra special meaning this year. So many people have been kept from their family and friends during the course of 2020 and the holiday season."
While Nadin is home, she has not yet been able to spend much quality time with her family or friends. When CBC spoke to her, she was in the early part of a two week quarantine.
"(My parents) met me at the airport and stayed extremely far away from me," she said."My mom was crying from a distance and it was really hard not to be able to hug them. That was really weird. But you know what? We're just trying to do our best, all of us, just to keep everyone safe, especially over the course of the holidays. I'm definitely excited to be back and I cannot wait till I can give them both a hug."
Megan Nadin new single Heartless Heartbreak
March 5, 2020 – Pop artist Megan Nadin is set to release some new music. Her upcoming single Heartless Heartbreak on March 12.
Statement from Megan about “Heartless Heartbreak”:
- It’s a song about finding a love that makes the everyday things in life feel fun, exciting and as if you’re experiencing them for the first time all over again. At the same time, it’s a song about setting boundaries in your love life, knowing your worth and not settling for anything less.
Megan Nadin interview:
- December 10, 2020 – Today on What On What’s Good with Jovin Tardif, I am here with Megan Nadin. Nadin is a singer-songwriter from Thunder Bay, Ontario. Her musical journey started in 2017. In September, she released EP This Was Then which includes 7 tracks. One song off the album is called The Joker. Fun fact: it was written after Nadin watched 2019 movie “Joker.” Megan noted: “it really just highlighted the realities that many people deal with when it comes to mental health and bullying.” In our interview, we discuss musical influences, her debut EP, her latest release I’ll be Home For Christmas, and much more.
1. How did you originally become interested in music?
Growing up I was always surrounded by music and exposed to so many different artists and genres. Looking back, it definitely had a major influence on my interest in music.
2. You listed Lady Gaga, P!nk, Tom Petty, Elton John, and Eminem as a few of your musical influences. Could you name a favourite song from each artist and why?
Lady Gaga, “Born this way” – I love it, because it’s a song about embracing who you are and encouraging you to stand in the power of who exactly that is, and without apology.
P!nk, “Don’t Let Me Get Me” – It’s one of the first songs I heard from her and it really set the tone of her artistry and vibe, highlighting the fact that she was breaking the mold of what it meant to be a pop artist in the early 2000s.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, “American Girl” – It’s such a good song through and through…the melodies, the lyrics, the instrumental composition, how it all fits together… all of it. On top of it all, it just makes me wanna dance!
Sir Elton John, I truthfully can’t pick one. My top three are “Candle In The Wind”, “Your Song” and “Crocodile Rock” because they each bring me feelings of nostalgia, all reminding me of my childhood for different reasons.
Eminem, “Cleaning Out My Closet” – The lyrics are deep and heavy and really paint a picture of what he’s been through. The song title is also pretty brilliant. It tells you what the song is about and it plays on the fact that he’s finally “cleaning out his closet” and unveiling a lot about his past, helping any listener to better understand him and his artistry.
3. Your debut EP ‘This Was Then’ came out in September. Can you tell us about your writing process for the album?
The writing process for the songs on this album was truthfully just me working through an array of experiences, feelings and emotions that helped me to express what I was feeling and make sense of why. Writing for me, no matter what song it is, is a very therapeutic and almost meditative process. I don’t typically write lyrics down. Instead, it’s more of a freestyle process. I sit with my thoughts, press record on a voice memo, and start singing whatever I’m feeling or whatever’s on my mind.
4. You mentioned being a fan of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. If you were on the show tomorrow, what would you sing and why?
If I was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show tomorrow, I’d sing “The Joker.” This is because it’s a song that acknowledges some of the vulnerable and painful thoughts and emotions that people can experience while struggling with their mental health/illness. However, the song ends on an empowering and hopeful note. It lets the people experiencing these struggles know that they are seen, they are worthy/enough, that things can get better, and that they are not alone.
5. What sort of song would you want to create with Lady Gaga and why?
I’d love to create a song with Lady Gaga that lyrically makes people think, but musically makes them want to dance. She’s so good at that!
6. Your latest release is I’ll Be Home For Christmas. Describe what it was like producing this song with Grammy award-winning Keith Thomas.
Creating I’ll Be Home For Christmas with Mr. Keith Thomas was a blast. He’s so incredibly talented and musically he brought this classic Christmas song a whole new feeling and vibe. He can take a song that’s been played a hundred times and make it feel different. It’s all about his timing, when he decides to play each note. Anytime we create together and he’s making the track, he gets into the zone where he just plays freely and whatever comes out comes out. It’s pretty incredible to watch. When it came time to add my vocal, the track really helped paint the picture the lyrics are meant to tell, which made singing it feel magical.
Megan premieres - "I'll be home for Christmas"
After a year in Nashville, Megan Nadin is looking forward to being home for Christmas. As a teaser for Sunday’s livestream concert, we’re premiering her video, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.”
“This song feels extremely personal to me this year. Covid has kept me and many people around the world from seeing their loved ones over the course of 2020. This holiday season, I, along with many, will finally get the opportunity to reconnect with the people and places that feel like home and that’s what this song is all about. I look forward to sharing some live music with The Walleye audiences tomorrow," says Megan Nadin.Join us on Sunday, December 20 at 8 PM live via our Facebook page as Megan performs from her family home in Thunder Bay.
Featured Article in The Walleye Magazine
"When Megan Nadin left Thunder Bay, Ont. for Nashville, Tenn., last January, she was very excited.For the Thunder Bay singer/songwriter, this move was going to be the start of a new chapter in her career..."
ALBUM REVIEW - "Wow! That was the first word that came to mind after listening to Megan Nadin's album This Was Then. This is a solid piece of work for the Thunder Bay singer-songwriter..."
"Singer-songwriter Megan Nadin chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about her journey in the music world and her dream collaboration choices, which include "Mother Monster" Lady Gaga..."
"Megan Nadin is a singer-songwriter born and raised in Thunder Bay, Canada with a truly identifiable voice,often described as a mixture of Adelle and Sia. Her mission is to provide an authentic voice to those in need and to provide hope through altruistic platforms..."
"With the Chippewa Park carousel operating in the background, local singer/songwriter Megan Nadin has recorded a new music video..."
"On September 10, 2020 I sent interview questions to the incredibly talented singer and songwriter, Megan Nadin, then on September 21, 2020 she took some time out of her schedule to answer them for me..."
"Local Singer-Songwriter Megan Nadin has recorded a music video with the Chippewa Park Carousel operating in the background.."
"The Joker is a song I wrote about someone that’s feeling lost, even hopeless, and seeking some type of guidance or relief from what feels like a constant struggle..."
"As I’ve walked along this music journey trying to find out where exactly I fit, my music has been described and labelled as a variety of different styles/genres..."
"Anyone who saw the Rising Star showcase this Spring knows Megan Nadin’s unforgettable voice. The showcase, held at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, helped raise awareness about mental health..."