Born and raised in Florida, singer/ songwriter Meghan Pulles is making waves in the music industry through her soulful music. After moving to NYC from Orlando 7 years ago, Meghan threw herself into her music fully. She didn’t just move to NYC to pursue music but her path shifted when she became awakened to the musical healing, and spirituality of songwriting. Meghan uses her songwriting has both an outlet and a means to heal. She hopes to share her instrumental music to assist others going through what she’s been through and provide a healing outlet for listeners.
Meghan Pulles just released her EP “Keep The Light On” and it’s 4 tracks of musical bliss. “Shelter In The Storm” is a raw and vulnerable intro track. Meghan’s angelic vocals and authentic to the core songwriting has us singing along to every word. With elements of alternative pop within the indie-folk realm, Meghan takes the listener on a journey and gives us a retrospective look at her inner thoughts and feelings. “Shelter In The Storm” is an emotive love ballad that is fitting for any listener's individual situation. Simplistic yet stunningly diverse, “Shelter In The Storm” is the perfect beginning to the journey of this EP.
The title track “Keep The Light On” is an open and honest track from Meghan Pulles. Her vocals add a powerful tone and a sense comfortability. Her expansive range and intoxicating tone capture listeners instantly. Meghan Pulles has found her original sound and it flows so freely. “Keep The Light On” will have you toe-tapping, clapping, and singing along with the spectacular artistry of Meghan Pulles. Arrangement wise, this playlist holds your attention and affection brilliantly. “A Little Hope” sees Meghan get somewhat candid and personal in a more specific way than seemed to show itself before. The delicacy of the stripped-down set-up suits this moment well, and again highlights the artist’s understanding of the importance of arrangement. Her voice progresses to captivate wonderfully here. Another highlight, slowly but surely enveloping the listener in a powerful moment of emotion and painfully relevant poetic observations. “Light After Loss” adds a touch of story-telling that feels immediately nostalgic, it focuses on overcoming grief and finding the lessons and “Light After Loss” Bringing things to a decidedly thoughtful finish, ending the EP in a similar manner to which it began, “Light After Loss” is a sensational piece of music and writing. Gentle and mellow by nature, but decidedly big seeming overall. The sentiment and the way the chords and the melody unite helps build a sense of togetherness, of vastness and possibility. A song well worth hearing a few times over, it brings through a classically impressive and immersive style of songwriting that seems all but gone from much of modern mainstream music.
Meghan Pulles writes and performs because it’s simply a part of who she is. You can hear this, and you can feel it, throughout “Keep The Light On” and throughout all of her music to date. Always an artist worthy of a listener’s trust. A lovely new project, a pleasure to feature on BuzzMusic.
Listen to “Keep The Light On” here and read more with Meghan Pulles below!
Welcome to BuzzMusic Meghan Pulles! Congratulations on your new EP! Can you tell us more about your intentions when you first began to curate your recent album "Keep The Light On"?!
Thank you so much! Since the inception of being a singer-songwriter at 17, I knew that I wanted to do an EP. It has been a dream of mine to have this genre available to the world. I started recording for this EP last year, and originally was going to call it "A Little Hope", but something within me wanted to change it to “Keep the Light On” because it just spoke so much louder about all of the songs recorded. I feel like the title "Keep The Light On" is just so important in today's culture, especially with all of the darkness that the world is facing. I wanted to write an EP/album that encompassed a lot of positive feelings and emotions to uplift people in their dark times; their struggles with insidious diseases, mental illness, and various abuse. I want to offer a message of light in a dark situation. I want society to know that they are not alone in their battles, and there is hope. This is also a part of my story, how I came out of the darkness and stepped into the light.
You've had such a strong love and passion for music for many years! How do you think you and your music have grown since you first started writing, versus now?
Music is my passion, my first love. I was raised around music my entire life and it's really the only language I know best on this planet. Cathartically, my music has really grown this year and continues to. I went from writing about heartbreak, and unrequited love at first but now the themes I am discovering within myself are really coming to fruition. I really believe that I am a much deeper writer than I ever thought. I think my writing is now very lyrical and connects emotionally. I view my writing as a spiritual experience. I firmly believe that I as I connect deeper within, these messages and songs emerges, and my soul longs to share them with others. It’s just truly a beautiful thing to connect and relate with others. I view my songwriting as musical therapy for myself and others faced with dire situations and obstacles. It's an incredible feeling when you write a song that resonates with others, and they thank you for giving them hope. Honestly, this means the world to me.
"Shelter In The Storm" is the perfect track to open up your recent album. Where did you draw inspiration for this particular track?
Shelter In The Storm is one of my favorites. This song was actually written years ago in my bedroom whilst I was fantasizing about finding the perfect partner to accompany me in this thing we call life. I was dating around, and just not feeling connected or that anyone wanted to be with me long term. This song is my "campfire love-song", and now it's pretty cool that I have this kind of settled, and rooted love in my life, so whenever I perform it I am really singing about my sweetheart, who is actually a real human instead of just some fantasy.
"A Little Hope" is flooded with absolute passion and emotion. What emotions were crucial to channel when creating this song?
A Little Hope came about a couple of years ago when I was commissioned to write a song for the New Year’s Eve service at church. My pastor wanted me to write something that could give people the message of starting over, and what we can do every day to be there for each other and how to be better individuals. This song really captures the essence of if we all take a little time to give a little hope, and a little love to others that this world can be a better place. I go into the state of the world, and how mad people are in the second verse. It is scary how many shootings and terror events were happening during that time (and still does), and it really affects me, which is why I felt compelled to include those lyrics. This song is an anthem of spreading hope and love, and kindness to the world today and not just in the holiday season. We must also be grateful for what we have because others aren't so lucky.
Thank you so much for sharing your new music with us! What else are you working on going forward? Do you have any upcoming shows to promote the new EP?
You are welcome, thank you so much for listening. It's always an exciting but nerve-racking time putting new stuff out there, because you really want people to like it, and respond the same way that you are feeling about it. I really appreciate how supportive BuzzMusic has been for me! My next project is going to be an LP that I actually just submitted a grant through the City of New York for, it's titled "The Reckoning", and it's going to be an album based on how to come out of abusive situation in a positive light, as a woman dealing with a toxic male in her life. I am going to have an all-female band playing on the songs which is a really big statement for me because I want the female voice on this album. This album is autobiographical to me, as I have had some hauntingly personal experiences with abuse, and toxic masculinity. I am really excited about this project. I think right now this is the perfect time to tell my story, and I cannot wait to get into this next chapter. Right now, I am getting ready for my EP Release Party on Thursday. I think I may book a show or two to close out the year, but I am still figuring out my schedule. I will be selling physical copies of my EP which is something I have never done. I am really excited at the prospect of holding the art that I have created in my hands, so exciting!