LET US INTRODUCE LOS ANGELES SHOEGAZE-SOULFUL GRUNGE SINGER SONGWRITER ‘MEGAN BLANCHARD’. WITH THE RELEASE OF HER SINGLE ‘ERASERHEAD’, VIDEO AND NEW ALBUM ‘ON THE BOARD OF CHAOS AND ORDER’ WE GOT A CHANCE TO HAVE A CHAT WITH MEGAN ALL ABOUT IT AND MORE. YOU CAN READ IT RIGHT HERE.

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What is your name?
Megan Blanchard

What is your genre of music?
Singer Songwriter / shoegaze / soulful grunge

Give us a little bio about you.
It all started in the new-borns room in a hospital in Hayward, CA. My mother said you could walk by
and hear all the little babies crying in their high pitched baby tones. And then there was this one,
deep, low, gritty bellowing cry that reverberated all the way down the halls. That was me. I had a
teacher once tell me I had a voice that could break twelve beer bottles. But all it took was a severely
broken heart for me to start my first band, Stalker Kitty. After going through more band members
than the Brian Jonestown Massacre, I decided to go solo. I’ve been writing, recording, performing
and directing my own music videos ever since.

What made you go into music?
I knew it since I was as young as I can remember. But what made me want to do it for real and
dedicate my life to it was watching Chris Cornell perform live on his solo acoustic Songbook tour.

Who are your influences?
Kurt Cobain, Chris Cornell, Bob Dylan, Anton Newcombe, Eartha Ki=, Gwen Stefani, Joni Mitchell, E=a
James, Lou Reed, the Beatles of course.

Are you a signed?
I’m fiercely independent.

You released your new single ‘Eraserhead;’, tell us more about the single.
This is a grunge song I wrote during a very crazy period of my life when I was transforming
heartbreak and repression into a raw, wild, new version of myself.

Describe the track in two words.
Dangerous woman.

What was the writing and recording process like?
I wrote it with my friend Jessie David Corti. We wrote it in an afternoon. It was one of those songs
that just came out from the ethers from beginning to end with ease.

Who did you work with on the single?
I recorded with an amazing composer, Jeff Cardoni and an incredible director/producer, Danny
Cannon. Both were friends who I had worked with in television and creative dynamo types. They
really helped me bring the song to life.

We also see a music video for Eraserhead, what was the creative process like?
The video was so much fun to make. I’m an independent director as well a musician. And I like to make experimental short film / music videos. And I’d always wanted to make a mad scientist monster murder horror comedy movie. So, I just called up some of my weirdest friends. I had people acting and then switching off to camera. Then I’d get behind the camera when I wasn’t in front of it. We filmed it all guerrilla style in some graffitied  alleyways off of Melrose. And this neighbour watched this ridiculous murder take place with tons of fake blood. He was super cool to us. Then one of my actors was a total dick and left a fake blood handprint on his garage. I was so mad about that.

Will we see an EP or Album and if so, what can we expect from it?
Yes, I actually just released a video album EP called On the Border of Chaos & Order. I produced it myself and did the recordings in the back seat of my car during the pandemic! Let me tell you, the back seat of your car makes a pre=y insanely good soundproof studio in a pinch! I love how it turned out. It’s very shoegaze, reminiscent of the 60’s and the 90s, modern, but somehow lost in time.

What else can we expect in 2021?
I’m recording and mixing a new album, this Mme with the help of an amazing guitarist and friend of mine, Matt Fuller from Puddle of Mudd. And I will be drip dropping the songs one by one with music videos.

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Fighting an intergalactic war using art as a weapon that will both kill you and resurrect you. Really though, I want to direct a couple of features that I’ve written. I want to keep releasing music and videos and I want to take it to the next level. I want my music to become a part of the popular lexicon. I want to make a good living at it. And I want my films and my music to have a cult kind of following.

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
It matters not how straight the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll. I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
My confidence, my sex appeal, my sense of humour, my attitude and how to play my music.

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Instagram ( Music Page) Instagram ( Videography Page)
Twitter
Facebook
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