Where Glam Meets Grit: Megan Vice
A.R.T.S.Y|Nº18 | Jazmin LaBrie

Each time I listen to Megan Vice’s music, I’m transported into a different realm brim with possibilities. 

Astrid Sarmiento

Like the sun streaming through dusty windows, her sound radiates a scintillating buzz of wonder.Born and raised in New York, the young singer-songwriter is inducing memories and crafting an indelible wave of nostalgic energy that lures us into the dance-floor. Learn more about the bounce-worthy artist who wears her heart on her sleeve, and is taking the world by storm with her neon-lit tunes and funky pop vibes.

Astrid: At what age did you begin singing and who took part in your love for music?

Megan Vice: I’ve been singing ever since I could speak. My mom used to always sing in the car, lullaby me to sleep and dance around to records loudly around the house, so she definitely bloomed the love early on.

A: Thinking back to your early childhood, what was your first experience with music for the first time like? What song do you remember most as a child?

MV: I don’t remember my first experience ever EVER, but I do remember the first time I heard something that made me want to listen to that and only that forever endlessly on repeat, and that was Michael Jackson. It was either “Billie Jean” or “Beat It,” or both. But those songs flipped a switch in my 4 year old brain and 100% sparked a lifelong love for the groove.

A: Where do you draw inspiration from when you write songs and what’s your favorite part about the process?

MV: I draw inspiration from all sorts of places, but mainly I like to write about romance and heartbreak, or the people I care most about in my life...I’m a lover. My favorite part of the process is the very beginning stage of experimenting with vocal melodies, finding the right fit and flow. Once I get that locked down, my endorphin levels immediately spike and I feel like I’m on heavy amounts of happy meds. I also really enjoy the post production vocal mixing phase, that’s when the song really comes to life.

A: Being a songwriter, you probably experience writer’s block. What song written by someone else do you wish YOU had written?

MV: I totally experience writer’s block. Oh my god there’s so many songs, but off the top of my head, “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne - MASSIVE TUNE. First time I heard it I probably listened to it 100 times in a row at LEAST...”Breakfast Can Wait” by Prince (and basically every song on that record) and of course, MJ’s “Thriller.”

A: So how do you deal with writer’s block?

MV: I’ll usually just put a song off to the side for a few days and work on something else and come back to it later with a fresh head, that usually does the trick.

A: What influences your sound as an artist, and describe your own sound in three words?

MV: I love funk, disco, pop and soul - so I’m usually blending all four of those elements in whatever I do. I would describe my sound as groovy, playful, and empowered.

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